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.
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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.
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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.
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The tallest men to serve in the Confederate Army - Henry Clay Thruston was born in 1930 [...]
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The Cape Fear Museum downtown Wilmington has an extensive collection dedicated to the Civil War Blockade and the Battle of Fort Fisher. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors, military and students, and $3 children 3-17. Historic data, descriptions and quotes are from the museum exhibits.
In April 1862, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a naval blockade of [...]
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My favorite Charleston Civil War battle and historic site is the H.L. Hunley, the first ever combat submarine to sink an enemy ship. Last month I finally got the chance to see the real thing at Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston. Tours are offered Saturday and Sunday ($12 adults, $10 seniors and military, [...]
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Immerse into South Carolina’s tumultuous past at the Charleston Museum downtown. The country’s first museum, founded in 1773, offers one of the most extensive collections of Civil and Revolutionary War artifacts and of Lowcountry lifestyle memorabilia.
From the ingenious defense of Fort Moultrie to our nation most devastating earthquake, from the start of the Civil [...]
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An engineering marvel, a Civil War naval battle success, a human tragedy and a century old mystery. The H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine elusive disappearance coupled with an incredible manpower struggle has captivated the hearts and minds of people around the world.
• Excerpts from the fascinating book “Charleston Mysteries – Ghostly Haunts in the Holy City” by [...]
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To this day we don’t know what happened to the H.L. Hunley, the Confederate submarine built to help break the Civil War blockade. We do know it disappeared on the night of February 17 1864 after it sunk the Union ship the USS Housatonic (the world’s first submarine to do so in combat!)
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