Embassy Suites Charleston - Historic Charleston
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... disappeared from view, and we were left with the contrail.
The next day, Tuesday July 29, we continued northward and stopped in St. Augustine, the oldest town in the U.S. established in 1565. Our tour of the town started with a visit to the Castillo de San Marcos, which for many years was the northernmost outpost of Spain's vast New World empire. Florida changed hands several times between Spain, France, and Great Britain. ...
... As this was the showcase, the features are grand, from the road side portico to the very large windows for the time. Tara did a great job of pointing out all the details used to impress visitors arriving to the home. The interior of the home is unfurnished and has no plumbing or electricity. You are able to imagine what the rooms could have looked like during their use and this is all possible because the ...
... he educated his slaves, which was against the law, and worked in the gardens beside them, to create an "earthly paradise" for his wife. He didn't work beside them in the rice fields though.
This and several other plantations are beside the Ashley River. "Ashley, oh Ashley". I'd forgotten that Rhett Butler came from Charleston.
We had a lovely long stroll through the gardens, but of course at ...
... struggled to enter in their big skirts!) but for us it was more about the grounds. They are stunning and you can see why they have been used for the Swayze TV series North & South, Queens (the sequel to Roots) and the Notebook. A bus tour took us round the 730 acres of land which they use to grow various crops and we saw a presentation on Gullah culture outside the slave cabins. The songs the slaves would sing were actually messages. Swing low sweet chariot, for ...
... It is here on the outskirts that we visit an old cotton plantation known as Callaway Plantation. It is a 56 acre historic restoration project that offers a glimpse into the by-gone era of the agricultural South when working plantations speckled the land. The Plantation humbly began in 1785 built by Job Callaway and grew to a 3,000 acre working plantation with a brick mansion by the late ...