National Parks in South Carolina

cypress forest and swamp of Congaree National Park in South Carolina

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iStock; Alex Grichenko

Charles Pinckney

National Historic Site, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Visit the home of “the forgotten founder,” Charles Pinckney, an author and signer of the US Constitution. Take the half-mile tour of the Snee Farm just outside Charleston to learn about his life and the slaves that lived and worked on his lowcountry coastal plantation.

Photo by: Ken Lund, flickr

Ken Lund, flickr

Congaree

National Park, Hopkins, SC

As an important bird sanctuary, visitors to Congaree National Park, one of our nation’s newest parks, can stroll boardwalks watching wood duck, wild turkey, barred owls, and whippoorwill amongst cypress trees.

Photo by: Eric Foltz / iStock

Eric Foltz / iStock

Cowpens

National Battlefield, Chesnee, SC

Fort Sumter

National Monument, Charleston Harbor, SC

The first shots of the Civil War were fired on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

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thinkstock

Gullah/Geechee

Cultural Heritage Corridor, FL, GA, NC, SC

Kings Mountain

National Military Park, Blacksburg, SC

Ninety Six

National Historic Site, Ninety Six, SC

Overmountain Victory

National Historic Trail, NC, SC, TN, VA

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