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... Court; and St. Michael's Episcopal Church.
We had lunch at Virginia's on King following our tour and then drove to Magnolia Gardens along Ashley River Road. This estate was acquired in 1676 by the Drayton family whose heirs still own and manage it. We watched an orientation film and visited the Plantation House. It is a combination of a pre-Revolutionary summer house that was rebuilt ...
... to step out of Civil War history and learn about other time periods. The Fort gave wonderful interpretive experience for the various time periods. I especially loved the WWII exhibits that showed the Operations Room, with 1940’s era music playing. Very cool! We continued through the fort walking backwards through history – WWI. Spanish – American War, War of 1812, Revolutionary War. Fort Moultrie is a must. Unfortunately we had no ...
... in which we would take but a cursory look inside as we planned to return to the market toward the end of our walk.
Standing on the corner of the street was the Charleston City Hall. In 1800, the Charleston City Council approved the construction of the City Hall which was started immediately and completed in 1804. We stopped for a time and viewed parts of the City Hall. We were told that we couldn’t see all of the City Hall until the staff returned from their noon ...
... by the architect of the gardens at Versailles. Less landscaped are the slave burial grounds, where unknown numbers of enslaved workers and their freed descendants lie in unmarked graves. Nice evening at a jazz restaurant named Mecato. Ate good pizza and calamari while listening to a guitar and drums duo while we tried to figure out the rules of the gridiron game playing on the ...
... ham, mashed potatoes & gravy on the brain…
We enjoyed walking Maddie each day around the park and for those of you who are my fb friends a good laugh at the 3 ladies charming the fishing pond alligator with marshmellows. We met many interesting folks and even shared stories with a nice couple from Canada around the campfire until Mid-night one evening.
On our last day in ...
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