Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

This morning after eating breakfast, we headed to Charleston for a day of sightseeing. Our first stop was the visitor's center.

While there we learned about places to eat and we chose Virginia's on King which had wonderful Southern food. We then walked back to the visitor's center and took a 90 minute bus tour of the city.

We then drove to the Charles Pinckney historic site. He was a native of South Carolina and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The historic site is his home outside of Charleston.

Next we drove to Sullivan Island, the site most slaves landed in America. Interesting fact: of all the African natives delivered to be a slave, only about 5% came to the US. Also on this island is the armaments that protected the harbor of Charleston from the Civil War thru WWII. During the Civil War, it was Ft. Moultrie that protected the harbor, during WWI some additional batteries were added and then the additional batteries were updated for WWII. also on this island is the newest light house in America.

The day ended with a BBQ dinner before we drove back to Hilton Head.

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