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South Carolina National Parks

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Honors Charles Pinckney (1757-1824), who fought in the Revolutionary War and became one of the principal framers of the Constitution.

Congaree National Park

Established in 2003, this lush land in Central South Carolina is the largest contiguous tract of old growth bottomland hardwoods in the United States.

Cowpens National Battlefield

Commemorates a decisive Revolutionary War victory by the army of Daniel Morgan over Banastre Tarleton and his British troops on January 17, 1781.

Fort Sumter National Monument

The first engagement of the Civil War took place here on April 12-13, 1861. Park also includes Fort Moultrie, scene of the patriot victory of June 28, 1776.

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

This area is home to one of America's most unique cultures, a tradition first shaped by captive Africans brought to the southern United States from West Africa and continued in later generations by their descendents.

Kings Mountain National Military Park

Commemorates a victory by American Patriots over American Loyalists during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War on October 7, 1780.

Ninety Six National Historic Site

This important colonial backcountry trading village is the scene of Nathanael Greene's siege in 1781.

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail travels through VA, TN, NC & SC, retracing the route of patriot militia as they tracked down the British.

South Carolina National Heritage Corridor

Discover rice and indigo, pirates and patriots, slaves and freemen, cotton fields and mill villages, swamps and waterfalls, and spirituals and bluegrass by traveling through the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor.

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