Walking Tour of Revolutionary War Siege Lines – May 10

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On Thursday, May 10 at 5:30 pm, join Carl P. Borick, Director of The Charleston Museum and author of A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston 1780, as he leads a tour to some of the key points related to the Revolutionary War Siege of Charleston, the longest siege of the war and largest battle fought in South Carolina. The area to be toured, now an urban landscape interspersed with pleasant city parks, was once the site of vicious fighting between besieging British troops and Patriot defenders during April – May, 1780. Although the fortifications have long since disappeared, Borick will highlight notable features of the terrain that serve as reminders of this momentous battle.

The tour will begin at 5:30 pm, leaving from the Museum. Participants are invited to arrive early (between 5:00 – 5:15 pm) for refreshments and are welcome to bring their copy of A Gallant Defense to have signed!

Parking is available to attendees. Spaces are limited and reservations are required. $20 for Members, $35 for Non-members.

Click here to register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 235.

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

(Photo credit: Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection, Brown University Library)

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