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Fort Sumter Visitor & Education Center

Fort Sumter is an iconic name in US history, for it was here that Confederates fired the first shots of the Civil War in 1861. The fort was reduced to rubble by shelling over the ensuing years of war. The Fort Sumter Visitor & Education ... 

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4 star rating: Recommended
July 2012

After a short boat ride to the fort, you can learn about how the state tree, the palmetto, helped to make a great wall around that repels cannonballs.

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