From the Battle of Fort Sumter to Sherman’s March and Robert Smalls, South Carolina played a significant role in the American Civil War.
History before 1865 - Elementary
Learn more about the plantation system, politics, and culture of antebellum South Carolina.
Discover French, Spanish, and British colonies along the coast and find out how colonists explored, settled, and lived.
The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon
The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston was completed in 1771 and has been called the “Independence Hall of South Carolina.” Explore the dungeon and find out who was jailed there during the Revolutionary War.
Meet the Native Americans who first called South Carolina home.
Soldiers, leaders, and statesmen from South Carolina were pivotal in our nation’s fight for independence.