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Fort Sumter National Monument

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Fort Sumter National Monument

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Charleston’s Old South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour

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Follow the history of the South Carolina port city of Charleston, which dates back more than 300 years, on a horse-drawn carriage tour. Save time by seeing the main highlights of the city’s past, including those from the Civil War era, from a comfortable perch as you travel across 30 blocks of the historic district.
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Teresa C wrote a review Sep 17
Conway, South Carolina51 contributions11 helpful votes
It may not seem like there is a lot to see at Fort Sumter but this fort is full of Civil War history and more. Be sure to put it on your Charleston bucket list.
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Date of experience: September 2020
walkc28 wrote a review Sep 15
Mobile, Alabama10 contributions
We throughly enjoyed our ferry ride and time spent exploring the fort. The flag raising ceremony that we were able to witness on the early tour was an added bonus.
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Date of experience: September 2020
William B wrote a review Sep 14
Sarasota, Florida85 contributions3 helpful votes
Finally had my chance 2 get the opportunity 2 C this place. I really liked the half hour ⛴️ ride each way to and from the island. There are 3 tours daily so it's best 2 call ahead and or book on line because tickets sell fast. The ferry has 3 decks with the top being open so you get a better view of Charleston Harbor and passing boats and on a breezy day you can't beat it. One on the island where the fort is located you have about an hour and a half to check out the cannons and walk around and there is also a small gift shop. The rangers give lectures about the fort and there's also a huge sandbar nearby where private ⛵'s hang out. About what you'd expect from something of this nature. And then when times up you hop back on the ⛴️ and take the 30 minute ride back to shore. Cost is $24.00 per head.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Bob wrote a review Sep 4
New York4 contributions1 helpful vote
Having been interested in American history for many years, especially the Civil War era, this was on my bucket list. It was an amazing feeling entering this place, realizing the historic importance. The ranger gave a very good introduction, then you have the run of the place. Nice ferry ride to!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Explorer825799 wrote a review Aug 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great to view and Liston to our history but there were “love bugs” everywhere and so annoying. I was constantly swatting to keep them off me. It was like 5-8 bugs constantly trying to land on me. I suggest you try to spray, it would definitely make the tour more enjoyable.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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