Fort Moultrie, South Carolina

Fort Moultrie is a series of fortifications on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston. The first fort, formerly named Fort Sullivan, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina, as “The Palmetto State.”

Fort Moultrie, South Carolina
Guarding Fort Moultrie

Boating and Paddling at Shem Creek

One of the best ways to explore Shem Creek is aboard a watercraft! Brave the waves with a paddle out to Crab Island and see the native migratory birds. In the distance, you can also enjoy a unique view of iconic Charleston landmarks such as the Ravenel Bridge, Fort Sumter, and the Charleston Harbor.

Enjoying Paddling on the Water
Boats on Shem Creek

Charleston Bridge – South Carolina

Back to bridges in the United States, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, US, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. The bridge has a main span of 1,546 feet, the third longest among cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere. 

Charleston Bridge – South Carolina