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 - Middle 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.
Come learn more about the French and Spanish Colonial landmarks on what is now Parris Island. This island has been home to Charlesfort (1562-1563) and Santa Elena (1566-1587) as well as Native American settlements and British plantations.
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.