The Old Citadel

The Old Citadel

Strolling historic King Street near the corner of Calhoun Street, you’ll come upon a majestic green space known as Marion Square. This park is frequented by local College of Charleston students studying or just looking to catch some rays. Professionals and families picnic around the park and dog owners find a wonderful space to walk… Continued

The African Burial Ground of Drayton Hall

The African Burial Ground of Drayton Hall

A Sacred Place: Drayton Hall’s African Burial Ground Circa 1738, Drayton Hall began with the purchase of an advertised 350-acre tract along the banks of the Ashley River amongst other prominent Carolinians and their plantations. Envisioned by the 23-year-old John Drayton (1715-1779), Drayton Hall served as his family’s home-seat, both a primary residence and management… Continued

The Powder Magazine of South Carolina

300 Years of History: The Powder Magazine of South Carolina South Carolina was first settled in 1670 under the authority of eight landowners – the Lords Proprietors. As a private colony with no formal military presence, self-defense was a constant concern. By the 18th century the Proprietors had learned the difficulties of managing their colony from… Continued