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Address: Fort Lamar Rd, Charleston, SC 29412
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+1 803-734-3893
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Fort Lamar, even though a little battle, still needs a good clean-up & spruce-up! Some of the signage is missing and general information board could use a good cleaning and/or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 March 2016
Ron A
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Brooklyn, Iowa
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Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This place is very hard to find due to lack of signs. Once you find it the first words out of your mouth will be "is that all there is"? Some of the information signs are dirty and hard to read. I say if you are interested in learning about it just google and read it online.

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hanahan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Nothing to see here folks! Literally A walk through the woods reveals a bluff from an old Battery barely visible. A historic marker is all they really have here.

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Fort Lamar, even though a little battle, still needs a good clean-up & spruce-up! Some of the signage is missing and general information board could use a good cleaning and/or replacing the plastic cover as it is smeared and hard to read. The self-guided pamphlet was good and the trails are somewhat marked. Because this IS a battle site--I believe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Not a lot to see unless you understand the military and layout but good history. Can definitely spend a good 30 minutes enjoying the outdoors here. Relatively good maintained trail. Map is provided with information.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Self guiding tour of the old fort. For primarily a sand fortification, it is in remarkable shape. It will likely be buggy in the warmer months, but certainly worth a stop for history buffs.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

I first explored this place back in 2008 and I've revisited a few times through the years and it is pretty easy to follow along. Make sure you really read the Kiosk (both sides) to lay the foundation for your 15 to 20 minute exploration of the site. There are some great marsh views from the east side of the... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Nice to tour on your own reading the plaques. We were there with school field trips so it was probably more chaotic and noisy but I hope they were learning something

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

Hard to find spots talked about in the brochure. No signs to indicate where parts of the war and/or fort actions took place or located. A Charleston park employee was cleaning up some of the undergrowth--he said the current road covers some of the fort/battle spots.

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Thank Ron A
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

This small preserve is for those who want a quiet, contemplative encounter with an historically significant Civil War battle site. No garish, glitzy, faddish interactive displays. Just the battle site, two monuments, and a kiosk with information about the preserve posted to a board. The kiosk includes a box with brochures that provide useful directions for self-guided tours and explains... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

located on James Island(not Columbia)-this is a small site. located in a neighborhood. The trails NEED to be raked. 2 monuments and a info board are located in parking lot. neat to see the earthen walls still. very peaceful and quiet, a must stop for Civil War/history buffs. FREE attraction!

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