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Hilton Head Island’s Mitchelville: the first freedmen town in the South

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 09.20.2012

A must see free Hilton Head family attraction is Mitchelville Freedom Park historic site located off of Beach City Road across from Fort Howell and Fish Hall Plantation ruins. Mitchelville was the first town in the South during Civil War to be established for the newly freed slaves.
The following historical facts, quotes and pictures [...]

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Main trail Pinckney Island Wildlife Preserve

Pinckney Wildlife Refuge, a Hilton Head natural beauty: birds, butterflies, forests and water fun

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 08.22.2012

Pinckney National Wildlife Refuge it’s a natural gem, a free, must see Hilton Head family attraction, located right off of Hwy 278 bridge. Admission is free and the park is open year round dawn to dusk.

The very diverse ecosystem includes freshwater ponds, salt marshes and tidal creeks, pine and hardwood forests and edge shrubs. There [...]

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18th century telescopes, Ariail Collection Historical Astronomy at SC State Museum

World’s finest collection of historical American made telescopes

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 04.04.2012

The SC State Museum in downtown Columbia features a stunning collection of historical telescopes, and astronomy documents and instruments donated by Robert B. Ariail. The exhibit is free with museum admission ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 3-12). Here is a virtual tour of this amazing gallery (historic data from the exhibit):
4 ¼ inch Edward [...]

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Dare to challenge me

Visiting MagiQuest in Myrtle Beach: photos, game tips, prices and more

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 02.27.2012

For the last 10 years every time we visited Myrtle Beach I tried to stay away from MagiQuest. It seemed too kitschy and expensive. Last week, faced with spending the day in the hotel room because of the rain I finally took the plunge. Got to admit, my 7 years old daughter and I had [...]

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Lining up to enter the mummies exhibit

Discovery Place where science is always fun, Charlotte’s best kids things to do

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 02.01.2012

The new Mummies of the World exhibition at Discovery Place in Charlotte is a must see attraction. My 7 years old daughter and I spent more than hour browsing the world’s largest collection of real mummies from Egypt, South America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. Tickets are for timed entries and include full day admission to [...]

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Myrtle Beach free historic sites to see

The Warbird Park Air Force Memorial, Myrtle Beach free, fun and inspirational things to do

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 01.13.2012

While in vacationing in Myrtle Beach stop by the Warbird Park Memorial to learn about the distinguished history if the 354th Fighter Wing and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The park is located on Farrow Pkwy, in between Market Commons and Myrtle Beach State Park. Admission and parking are free.
The self guided trail showcases [...]

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Popular Enfield rifle used by both armies during Civil War

Greenville free things to do, see one of the largest Civil War collection of Confederate weapons

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 11.07.2011

The Confederate Museum in downtown Greenville (located near the Bi-Lo center) boasts an outstanding collection of original and rare Confederate weapons and military artifacts. Admission is free and hours are Monday and Wednesday 10AM - 3PM, Friday 1-9PM, Saturday 10AM - 5PM and Sunday 1-5PM. Check website for details and to schedule a private tour.
You [...]

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The tallest man to serve in the Civil War

South Carolina life during Civil War: special people, toys, romance, fashion and more

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 10.01.2011

The Confederate Museum in downtown Greenville contains a treasure of artifacts that reveal how life was like during Civil War. Admission is free. The museum is open Monday, Wednesday 10AM-3PM, Friday 1-9PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 1-5PM.

Lifestyle exhibit highlights
The tallest men to serve in the Confederate Army - Henry Clay Thruston was born in 1930 [...]

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Civil War amputation saw and knife

A taste of Civil War medicine: primitive care, drugs and treatments

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 09.06.2011

The Confederate Museum in Greenville has a superb collection of weapons, household items, photographs, flags, documents and medical artifacts used during Civil War. The museum is open Mon and Wed 10AM-3PM, Fri 1-9PM, Sat 10AM-5PM and Sun 1-5PM. Admission is free.
Of the 600,000 soldiers who died during Civil War, only a third died in combat, [...]

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Kids having fun putting on football gear

Mud, sweat and cheers! USC - Clemson heated football rivalry, stories, and memorabilia

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 08.29.2011

Are you ready for some football?
Football fans across the state will enjoy exploring the “Mud, Sweat & Cheers Football in the Palmetto State, 1889-Present” exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum in downtown Greenville. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors adults and college students, $3 children 4 - 18.

This post looks at the USC-Clemson rivalry, [...]

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