A Civil War itinerary for touring Civil War Charleston and Savannah in three days
In three days, you will be able to cover the area very well. You can chose to spend as much or as little time as you like at the various sites, you can also skip or add sites to fit your interests and needs. If you make it to all of the stops, you will travel in two states, and cover events from the very beginning of the war until its close in 1865.
This fort, in use from the Revolutionary War to World War II, was occupied by Maj. Robert Anderson and his Union troops before they moved to Fort Sumter in 1860. Confederates used Fort Moultrie in April 1861 to shell Fort Sumter, and also occupied Fort Moultrie to defend Charleston from a Union naval siege from 1863 to 1865.
What to do:
Tour the Visitor Center exhibits, watch the 22 minute orientation film, and browse the bookstore.
Find out what ranger programs are offered that day.
Drayton Hall, founded in 1738, is one of the oldest extant plantation houses in America. The hall is one of the earliest examples of Palladian architecture in America. Careful preservation work on the estate has helped to ensure that visitors can the changes the plantation has undergone over more than 250 years, offering a unique experience.