St. Philip's Episcopal Church is a National Historic Landmark that houses the oldest congregation in South Carolina and was the first Anglican church established south of Virginia.
Where the American Civil War Began
Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.