Experience the Civil War- where it began! 


Discover the history behind some of Charleston’s most elegant antebellum homes.  Learn about the sacrifice and tragedy endured by North and South, the Free and Enslaved, during the longest siege of the 19th century.   Uncover the role of Fort Sumter, where the first shot of the nation’s bloodiest war fired!  Solve the mystery: who was the real Rhett Butler?   


Whether expert or novice, this two-hour excursion through downtown Charleston will immerse you in the conflict that defined our nation.

This NOT a costumed tour.

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Charleston in the Civil War