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 - High School
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.
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.
Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island was built to protect Charleston. The fort was built with logs from palmetto trees that helped absorb cannon fire, which inspired our state flag.