The pineapple fountain in Waterfront Park is always a lovely sight. Right off the shore, in the middle of the Cooper River, is a small island (Shute’s Folly) on which there is the remains of an 1810 fortification (Castle Pinckney) — which among other things was used as a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.
Sunrise through the live oaks of White Point Garden. On the right is the statue honoring William Moultrie — a hero of the American Revolution. One of the things he accomplished was defending a small fort on Sullivan’s Island, made from Palmetto tree logs. Besides handing the British a surprising defeat, he ended up having the fort renamed in his honor and the palmetto trees became the main symbol on the state flag.
This cool little house is now used as part of the Honors College at the College of Charleston — Go Cougars!
This little house was built on Church Street c. 1750. A few blocks up the street you will find St. Philip’s Church. In its graveyard are buried, among others a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence (Edward Rutledge), a signer of the U.S. Constitution (Charles Pinckney) and a former Vice President of the United States (John Calhoun).