Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fort Sumter

The day after his cousin's wedding, Daniel and I headed out for a day in Charleston. We boarded a ferry to take us out to Fort Sumter.

Now if you don't know what Fort Sumter is or didn't have South Carolina history in the eighth grade like I did, it's the place where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. It's not exactly a particularly proud moment in South Carolina's history but fascinating nonetheless.

The views of the Cooper River Bridge were gorgeous.

We visited the fort's museum and saw old cannonballs, weapons, and a 33-star flag.

The bunker in the middle of the fort, which now houses the museum, was built during World War II. Did you know that German submarines actually came in as far as the Carolina coast?

Of course, we explored and ate in downtown Charleston with its iconic rainbow colored buildings, which are my favorite part of the city!


Mindy said...

What a neat place to visit! Looks fascinating.

cb said...

what a beautiful trip! the view of the bridge looks so cool and i am sure even cooler in person!


Watkins35 said...

it sounds lovely, I esp love your last picture, it just looks so pretty xx