South Carolina History & Heritage

Explore South Carolina historical sites including plantations homes, Civil War forts and more!


South Carolina Historical SitesWhile South Carolina is perhaps most often associated with the Civil War, you’ll be amazed by the depth and breadth of our history, the number of remarkable South Carolina historic sites, and the extensive role South Carolina has played in shaping our nation.

Visit Charles Towne Landing, the first permanent English settlement founded in Colonial South Carolina. Walk the English gardens of perfectly preserved colonial plantation homes or visit historic Charleston, a contemporary city with old-world charm, carriage rides and cobblestone streets.

The food, music and culture of South Carolina embrace the blending of many heritages in large cities and small villages alike. More than 1,200 historic sites in South Carolina are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and distinctive architecture throughout the state reflects the pride and history of European, African and Caribbean influences.

From the War for Independence and the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, South Carolina has been at the center of both conflict and resolution throughout America’s history. South Carolina historical sites including military sites, museums and synagogues, along with a range of historical festivals and celebrations, reveal fascinating stories you won’t find in history books.
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