Friday, January 23, 2015

Charleston Life: Fort Moultrie

Last weekend, we had Heather and her boyfriend, Nick, in town!  Heather has become one of my favorite people (inside and outside of blogging) and I was so excited to spend a whole weekend with her after only meeting her for a couple of hours last year at the Wine and Dine Half Marathon in Disney World.  She had never been to Charleston before, so we somehow crammed a million Charleston things into just 48 hours.  My favorite part of the weekend was definitely visiting Fort Moultrie over on Sullivan's Island.  Fort Moultrie was built before the Revolutionary War and was attacked by 9 British warships in 1776.  It held off all of them in a 9-hour battle, and Charleston was saved from British occupation.  It played a minor role in the Civil War and was a communication station through World War II before being turned into a National Park.  You can read more about it here.  

Did you know that the South Carolina state flag represents Fort Moultrie and was originally flown there?  The blue color and crescent stand for the South Carolinian soldiers' uniforms from the Revolutionary War, and palmetto logs (the tree on the flag - also our state tree) were used to build the original Fort Moultrie.  Colonel William Moultrie, himself, actually designed the original blue flag with a crescent shape.
South side of the fort

Inside the fort, facing southeast

Facing west


Seriously, it was an awesome weekend!  We went to Charleston Donuts, Five Loaves, DeSano's, Zia, hit golf balls, and explored downtown.  You can read all about Heather's Charleston favorites here, her part 1 recap here, and part 2 here!  If you're looking for a new blog to read, please check her out - she's an amazing Mississippi blogger who is so positive, inspiring, and trying to make the world a better place.  Oh, and she loves Disney, too, so how couldn't you like her?!

12 comments:

Jillian said...

i need to take a trip out to fort moultrie soon! it looks beautiful. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Heather @ No Bologna Blog said...

What a coincidence! You've become one of my favorite people too! lol I went ahead and directed people to this post to get more history behind Fort Moultrie because you're obviously the history buff! I learned so much in that little paragraph and wow, you're so smart talking about directions were facing and everything... I'm impressed, really! I just can't thank you enough for a wonderful weekend together! Miss you already!

BLovedBoston said...

When we went to Charleston in March of last year, I was in a wedding so couldn't do as much sight seeing as my husband and he went to the fort and loved it!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Carly Blogs Here said...

Such a cool place- so much history. I would love to visit Charleston again to see more of it!

Jennifer said...

My son and I love going there. Its a great place for him to explore. Plus love the beach spot behind it!!

Rebecca Jo said...

You have on my sweater I want! :)

Annie L said...

Sounds like you gave her the whole Charleston tour! Sounds so fun, and I'm jealous of those mild temps.
xo Annie
New England Romance

Lisa C said...

I loved Fort Moultrie, but I love pretty much every fort. Chief Osceola is buried at one of the Charleston forts (I just don't remember which one).

Patty said...

How fun!! and may I just say your outfits are so cute!!!

Lisa K said...

I live about an hour away from Charleston now, and hope to go there next Saturday for a day trip. I can't wait to read more about your guide to Charleston. Nothing like getting recommendations from someone who lives there!

Katie Elizabeth said...

It looks like such a gorgeous day!! Adding this to the long list of things I want to do next time I'm in Charleston :)

Pink and Green Mom said...

So pretty!! And yet another place I haven't been! HA!

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