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“Great piece of history”

Morris Island Lighthouse
Ranked #25 of 250 things to do in Charleston
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

You can see it from the north tip of Folly Beach or you can boat up to Morris island and get pretty close to it. I hope it gets restored one day.

Thank HappyKyle
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great views of the lighthouse, ravenel bridge and sullivans island lighthouse. Its a short pretty walk. Great photo opportunities!!

Thank Angela P
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Today, there is really not much to Morris Island. In fact, there is not much island at all - only a lighthouse which is barely even that - the iconic light itself is regularly in the process of being strengthened so that it does not fall into the sea.

But some 150 years ago, the island at one end of Folly was the site of a relatively famous encounter during the civil war. It is in fact documented (well, popularized) in the film Glory, where the 54th is seen in their attack on Morris Island.

These days, all that is left is the crumbling lighthouse. Though the light no longer functions, it is definitely worth the short walk from the end of Folly Beach to see the towering structure, especially at low tide when you can see the base. Few lighthouses are anything like it. There is usually not much of a crowd, other than a few gulls, and because of the location it just does not get much traffic once you get through town. Well worth the trip!

1  Thank jayseae
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

A little out of the way but worth it. You can't get to without a boat but a must see if you are trying to see all lighthouses on the coast.

Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I love walking the beach to check out the lighthouse. Such a beautiful sight. You can get some pretty wonderful pictures of the lighthouse as well. Enjoy.

Thank Kyle G
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