Discover Charleston and The Hunley Excursion
FULL - NO LONGER TAKING REGISTRATION
Tuesday, March 11 from 6:15am - 6pm
The Beginning of the American Civil War, Bombardment of Fort Sumter , April 13, 1864
Visit historic Charleston, South Carolina, established in 1670 as the first permanent settlement in Carolina. The city was occupied by the British in 1780 and was the center of British activity during the American Revolution. In 1861, Charleston was the site of the beginning of the American Civil War. In 1920, Charleston became the first American city to pass preservation laws to preserve its old structures. Today, Charleston is a touristís dream, with fine dining, shopping, and hundreds of historic sites. Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields in and around Charleston include Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, James Island, Charleston Siege (Civil War and Revolutionary War), Charleston Harbor and Folly Island to name a few. In the afternoon tour the Confederate Submarine Hunley at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center.
Raised Hunley on its way to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center (SCIAA photo)
Tour participants will leave the Marriott in Columbia at 7:00AM. Busses begin boarding at 6:15 AM for arrival at Fort Sumter National Monument around 9:30 AM. Participants can either take a boat tour out to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, or tour Charleston on their own. Participants will meet back at Fort Sumter National Monument at 1:00 PM for a short ride to the Warren Lasch Conservation in North Charleston for a tour of the facility and see the Confederate Submarine Hunley. Participants will return to Columbia Marriott around 6:00 PM.
Cost of the tour will be $45.00 to include Hunley tour. Additional costs will be lunch on own and incidentals. Fort Sumter tour may be an additional cost $18.00. This is currently being negotiated.
Space is limited to the first 49 people who sign up. After 49 are signed, you name will be placed in reserve and if another bus can be filled we will notify you that a second bus has been reserved and payment can be made at that time.
* exact tour times are tentative