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Fort Lamar Historic Preserve

#155 of 238 things to do in Charleston Features Animals
Fort Lamar Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
+1 803-734-3893
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Interesting, but could be so much more

Very little known Civil War battle & attraction. If I didn't have the address entered into my GPS... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
JStarkey2
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Plain City, Ohio
not really worth looking for

This place is very hard to find due to lack of signs. Once you find it the first words out of your... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
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“both sides” (2 reviews)
“battle” (4 reviews)
“pamphlet” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Fort Lamar Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
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+1 803-734-3893
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Very little known Civil War battle & attraction. If I didn't have the address entered into my GPS, I'm not sure I would have been able to find it. Also, some of the documents in the information board are faded or the cover is so...More

Thank JStarkey2
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This place is very hard to find due to lack of signs. Once you find it the first words out of your mouth will be "is that all there is"? Some of the information signs are dirty and hard to read. I say if you...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Nothing to see here folks! Literally A walk through the woods reveals a bluff from an old Battery barely visible. A historic marker is all they really have here.

Thank William P
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Fort Lamar, even though a little battle, still needs a good clean-up & spruce-up! Some of the signage is missing and general information board could use a good cleaning and/or replacing the plastic cover as it is smeared and hard to read. The self-guided pamphlet...More

1  Thank Ron A
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Not a lot to see unless you understand the military and layout but good history. Can definitely spend a good 30 minutes enjoying the outdoors here. Relatively good maintained trail. Map is provided with information.

Thank Kevinandanna
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Self guiding tour of the old fort. For primarily a sand fortification, it is in remarkable shape. It will likely be buggy in the warmer months, but certainly worth a stop for history buffs.

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I first explored this place back in 2008 and I've revisited a few times through the years and it is pretty easy to follow along. Make sure you really read the Kiosk (both sides) to lay the foundation for your 15 to 20 minute exploration...More

Thank PadgetC
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Nice to tour on your own reading the plaques. We were there with school field trips so it was probably more chaotic and noisy but I hope they were learning something

1  Thank Mary C
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Hard to find spots talked about in the brochure. No signs to indicate where parts of the war and/or fort actions took place or located. A Charleston park employee was cleaning up some of the undergrowth--he said the current road covers some of the fort/battle...More

Thank Ron A
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This small preserve is for those who want a quiet, contemplative encounter with an historically significant Civil War battle site. No garish, glitzy, faddish interactive displays. Just the battle site, two monuments, and a kiosk with information about the preserve posted to a board. The...More

2  Thank Robert W
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