Visit Historic Charleston

Virtual Field Trip to Historic Charleston

It's a city brimming with history from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War and beyond. Charleston, South Carolina, played host to some of the most dramatic events in American History. From the surrender of the city to British forces in May of 1780 to the opening shots at Fort Sumter during the American Civil War, Charleston was integral in the founding and shaping of our nation.

Join host Chris Mackowski as he explores Charleston on the land and on the water. You'll go below the waves and learn about the famed Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley. Atop the waves, we'll travel to Fort Sumter. Visit the Powder Magazine, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, and Charleston's City Market. Learn about the Gullah culture and life on a plantation at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens. Stroll through the streets of this vibrant and breathtaking city.

Related Battles

Charleston Harbor, SC | April 12, 1861
Result: Confederate Victory
South Carolina | February 11, 1780
Result: British Victory
Estimated Casualties