Picture Source – Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriots_Point
40 Patriots Point Road,
SC – 29464
‘Patriots Point is home to three museum ships:
– USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier
– USS Laffey, a destroyer (closed as of August 2009; to be brought back December 2011)
– USS Clamagore, a submarine‘
‘The Yorktown has many exhibits on board, including:
– Medal of Honor museum, with biographies of all medal recipients
– 25 naval aircraft, including:
‘Exhibits ashore include:
– Civil War-era cannon
– Vietnam War-era:
US Navy Bell UH-1 helicopter
USMC Bell AH-1 Sea Cobra helicopter
PBR-105 river patrol boat
Naval Support Camp
Picture source – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Citadel,_The_Military_College_of_South_Carolina
171 Moultrie Street,
SC – 29409
‘The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, also known simply as The Citadel, is a state-supported, comprehensivecollege located in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. It is one of the six senior military colleges in the United States, and has 14academic departments divided into five schools offering 20 majors & 25 minors.’
‘The Citadel is best known for its undergraduate Corps of Cadets military program which combines academics, physical challenges and military discipline.’
Core values – Honor, Duty, Respect.
Source – Wikipedia
Read the History of The Citadel on Wikipedia
The Citadel and cadets has been depicted in books, movies and music videos including:
– Dear John
– For the Boys
– Pat Conroys novel ‘The Lords of Discipline’
– Tom Schroders novel ‘The Citadel’
– Dave Matthews Bands video ‘American Baby’
Picture source – http://www.edmondstonalston.com/
21 East Battery,
SC – 29401
‘The Edmondston-Alston House is one of the few historic homes open to the public.
The house has a beautiful view of the harbor and of Fort Sumter.
Built in 1825 the house was commandeered by the Union Army during the Civil War.
After the war, the family appealed to President Andrew to get theri home back and he granted them a pardon for their role in the war.
The document is displayed in the front room.’
Adapted from article about Charleston by Judith Evans.
‘Of Charlestons many fine house museums, only the Edmondston-Alston House (constructed in 1825 and enhanced in 1838) commands a magnificent view of Charleston Harbor. From its piazza, General P. T. Beauregard watched the fierce bombardment of Ft. Sumter on April 12, 1861, signaling the start of the Civil War. And on December 11 of the same year, the house gave refuge to General Robert E. Lee the night a wide-spreading fire threatened his safety in a Charleston hotel.’
Learn about the Tours and Collections –http://www.edmondstonalston.com/
Picture and text source – http://1.usa.gov/uSa0UW
337 Meeting Street
SC – 29403
Now a hotel, the building is open to the public.’
‘The S.C. State Arsenal, more commonly known as the Old Citadel, is associated with several aspects of Charlestons history.
The impetus for the Arsenals construction in the early 1830s was the 1822 slave revolt led by Denmark Vesey.
In 1842 the S.C. Military Academy, a liberal arts military college, was established by the state legislature.
The new Academy took over the arsenal the following year, and the school soon became know as The Citadel in reference to the fortress-like appearance of the building.
Many Citadel alumni fought in the Civil War.
Cadets remained at the school but were periodically ordered by the governor to support the Confederacy, and helped drill recruits, manufacture ammunition, protect arms depots, and guard Union prisoners.
Citadel cadets were responsible for firing the first shots of the Civil War, January 9, 1861, at the Union relief vessel approaching Fort Sumter.
From 1865 to 1881, during Reconstruction in Charleston, Federal troops occupied the Citadel and the school was closed.
Classes resumed at the Citadel in 1882, and continued here until the school was relocated to a campus on the banks of the Ashley River in 1922.’
For more information on the architecure, etc. visit the National Park Service Website.
Today the Old Citadel is home to Embassy Suites Hotel.