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The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
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Historic Places in South Carolina
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, South Carolina1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
Phone: (843) 881-5516
Description: Charles Pinckney was a principal author and a signer of the United States Constitution. This remnant of his coastal plantation is preserved to tell the story of a "founding father," his life of public service, the lives of enslaved African Americans on South Carolina Lowcountry plantations and their influences on Charles Pinckney.
Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
Phone: (843) 883-3123
Description: Decades of growing political tension around the issue of slavery between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861 when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina2817 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone: (843) 818-4587
Description: Designated by Congress in 2006, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Wilmington, North Carolina in the north to Jacksonville, Florida in the south. It 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.
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, South Carolina222 Broad St
Camden, SC 29020
Phone: (803) 432-9841
Description: Historic Camden is excited to announce that we have recently assumed ownership of 476 acres of the Battlefield of Camden. The Battlefield is hallowed ground for the hundreds of men who died in this significant battle that took place August 16, 1780
Ninety Six National Historic Site, South Carolina1103 Hwy 248
Ninety Six, SC 29666
Phone: (864) 543-4068
Description: Settlers struggled against the harsh backcountry to survive. Cherokee Indians hunted and fought to keep their land. Two towns and a trading post were formed then abandoned to the elements. And two Revolutionary War battles claimed over 100 lives. Come discover the 18th century history of South Carolina.
Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: (864) 936-7921
Description: Kings Mountain National Military Park is a National Military Park near Blacksburg, South Carolina, along the North Carolina/South Carolina border. The park commemorates the Battle of Kings Mountain, a pivotal and significant victory by American Patriots over American Loyalists during the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War.
Reconstruction Era National Monument, South CarolinaPenn Center Cir W
Beaufort, SC 29901
Phone: (404) 507-5868
Description: The Reconstruction era,1861-1898 the historic period in which the United States grappled with the question of how to integrate millions of newly freed African Americans into social, political,economic, and labor systems, was a time of significant transformation. The people, places, and events in Beaufort County, South Carolina, reflect on the most important issues of this tumultuous time period.
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, South CarolinaPO Box 477
Belton, SC 29627
Phone: (803) 824-9000
Description: Designated in 1996, the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor is committed to promoting and preserving the cultural, natural and historic resources of the state. The corridor stretches across 17 counties from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean.
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