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Fort Wagner

Battery Wagner, Morris Island

July 18 - September 7, 1863

Morris Island, South Carolina

Located at the mouth of Charleston Harbor, Morris Island is only visitable by boat. It is possible to see the northern tip of Morris Island from Fort Sumter or the southern end of the island from Folly Island to the south.

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Essential To-Do List:
Fort Wagner

Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

See the actual HL Hunley Submarine

The Hunley was the first submarine to ever sink an enemy warship.

Take a boat ride to where it all began -- Fort Sumter

As historic and iconic a place as you will find relating to the war, Fort Sumter is truly where the Civil War began.

Spend time in the great and historic City of Charleston

Charleston is one of the most historic cities in the United States and was centrally involved in both the American Revolution and the Civil War.

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Partners in

The work of the Civil War Trust would not be possible without the tireless support of a wide variety of local and regional partner groups. We thank them for their assistance and dedication.

Fort Sumter National Monument
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Historic Hotels

Civil War Trust Members save 10% off the best available rates at participating Historic Hotels of America (use promo code NHP)

Francis Marion Hotel

Francis Marion Hotel

Built in 1924, the hotel offers spectacular views of Charleston's church steeples, antebellum mansions, and famous harbor

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John Rutledge House Inn

John Rutledge House Inn

Built in 1763, the John Rutledge House Inn is one of only 15 homes of signers of the Constitution that stand to this day.

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Wentworth Mansion

Wentworth Mansion

Completed in 1886, the Wentworth Mansion still shines with all its original opulence.

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