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Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston

The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon is a quirky museum in Charleston, South Carolina, and a backdrop to some of the defining events in American history.  It ranks near Boston’s Faneuil Hall and Philadelphia’s Independence Hall among the most significant still-standing buildings from the Revolutionary era. Finished in 1771, the two-storey, Palladian-style, stone Exchange and… Read More Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon in Charleston

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Fort Sumter

Charleston’s Battery and Rainbow Row faded from view as my travel companion and I sailed aboard the ferry toward Fort Sumter, perched on a small island in Charleston Harbor, site of the first battle in America’s bloodiest war.  The five-sided Fort was planned during the 1820s, in the wake of the War of 1812, designed… Read More Fort Sumter

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Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, South Carolina

“8004”  The gentleman quietly ordered a bottle of Dom Perignon.  He then requested six glasses and two chairs for the corner half-booth behind him.  Nestled next to the floor-to-ceiling greige fireplace, the booth’s light beige banquettes blended into the slatted wainscoting.  The gentleman too fit the setting, his round creased face warm and smiling above… Read More Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, South Carolina