History On The Harbor

The Charleston Harbor serves as a perfect backdrop for you and your family to learn more about its role in Charleston's history. These living history museums are the perfect way for adults and kids to see what life was like for servicemen serving on a submarine in the civil war, an aircraft carrier in WWII, or a destroyer in the Korean War.

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Discover history and adventure at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on Charleston Harbor. Explore three remarkable vessels; visit the Medal of Honor Museum; see 28 historic aircraft and walk the Vietnam-era Naval Support Base. You truly Walk in the Steps of Heroes.
Friends Of The Hunley
Lost at sea for over a century, the Hunley was the world's first successful combat submarine. The legendary Confederate vessel was raised in 2000, and scientists are at work to unlock the mystery of her disappearance. Tours are on weekends only.