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Historic Charleston

One of the oldest cities in the country, Charleston is often described as a living museum with its numerous historic sites. Explore the city’s rich past at these historic locations.

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Fort Sumter

While visiting Charleston, don’t miss seeing the location of the official start of the Civil War. Fort Sumter, built after the War of 1812, was the site of the opening Civil War battle on April 12, 1861. Located outside downtown Charleston on Sullivan’s Island, this national monument is run today by the National Park Service and open for visitors.

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