15 Rare Photos That Show South Carolina’s Famous National Monument Like Never Before
One of South Carolina’s most prominent icons sits in the Charleston harbor, where it’s been for more than 150 years. Today it’s a national monument visited by tens of thousands each year. For a small fee you can take a ferry ride over and spend the entire day wandering through the remains of the fort upon which the first shots of the Civil War were fired. It’s definitely worth the effort to follow through with your urge to learn more about this relic. But there are some things you won’t see. Here are 15 rare images that show Fort Sumter, South Carolina’s most famous monument, like never before.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Few photos of Fort Sumter during the Civil War exist. Were you shocked at the clarity in some of these images? (Most captions were cited from the Library of Congress notes associated with each photo.)
For more rare images of South Carolina, take a look at these 23 photos depicting our cotton milling history.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
Love South Carolina?
Thank you! You'll receive your first newsletter soon!