Historical downtown Charleston is full of old history and buildings. Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the country having been founded in the late 1600s. It has survived over 300 years of American history and there are plenty of great historical spots and buildings to prove it. Come to the Andrew Pinckney Inn, a boutique Charleston hotel, and spend a day relishing in American History. The Andrew Pinckney Inn is located on Pinckney Street in downtown Charleston. The hotel was built in the 1840’s right before the start of the Civil War. The building features classic British West Indies style architecture that was popular in Charleston during the period and has been painted a bright yellow. The hotel’s 37 luxury rooms have been renovated and feature a modern American feel to them.
Spend a day exploring historical Charleston and check out Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter was built following the War of 1812 to help protect the Southern Coast from attack and invasion. Construction started in 1829 and wasn’t finished by 1861, when a battle at Fort Sumter became the start of the American Civil War. A Union army general and his garrison were holed up in the fort and refused the calls to evacuate the fort by the Confederacy. In January 1861, President Lincoln sent a supply boat to the fort to try and resupply the army there when the Confederate Army fired on the supply ship. Thus the Civil War was started. Various skirmishes happened throughout the Civil War at Fort Sumter, it was captured by the Confederacy in spring of 1861, only to have the Union try to take it back in 1863 until the end of the war. Fort Sumter is now a national monument and tourists frequently visit it to learn about the Civil War and the start of the civil war.
If you want to check out Fort Sumter or any of the other great historical sites located in downtown Charleston, then book your stay with the Andrew Pinckney Inn. Their luxury Charleston Hotel is the perfect spot for a great vacation. The Andrew Pinckney Inn offers great Charleston vacation packages all year long so you can find the perfect time to visit!