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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter
Charleston, South Carolina
The fort was named after General Thomas Sumter, a hero of the American Revolution. On April 12, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which started the American Civil War.

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Top 10 Most Popular South Carolina Landmarks

  1. Fort Sumter
  2. Abbeville Opera House
  3. Swallow Savanna
  4. Emanuel Synagogue
  5. Walden Correctional Institution
  6. Harllee Natural History Museum
  7. Columbia Museum of Art
  8. Warren Branch
  9. The Big Opening
  10. Allendale County African-American Cultural Center

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