United States of America · 8 Days · 30 Moments · April 2017

April 2017-South Carolina

29 April 2017

The Crab Shack
Fish Art
Inferno Tybee Island
Tybee Lighthouse
Fort Pulaski

28 April 2017

Southern Soul Barbeque
Fort St. Simons

27 April 2017

Middleton Place Gardens
Fort Sumter

26 April 2017

Poogans Smokehouse
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. THE FIRST BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. RESTAURANT AND MARKET OPENED IN 1996 ON CANNERY ROW IN MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA. WE'VE SINCE GROWN TO INCLUDE MANY NOTABLE Locations THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONALLY. AT THE CORE, WE ARE A SMALL CHAIN OF SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING A CASUAL ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE CAN ENJOY A GREAT MEAL AND HAVE SOME FUN TOO. Palmetto Amber ALE Lager - American Amber / Red This American amber ale meticulously combines seven different malts to produce a toasted, nutty malt profile. Medium-bodied with a clean hop finish, our Amber Ale is a flavorful, refreshing complement to any meal.
Waterfront Park Waterfront Park is a twelve-acre park along approximately one-half mile of the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina. The park received the 2007 Landmark Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This award "recognizes a distinguished landscape architecture project completed between 15 and 50 years ago that retains its original design integrity and contributes significantly to the public realm of the community in which it is located. The location of the park, between Vendue Range to the north and Adger's Wharf to the south, had historically been a center of maritime traffic with several wharves and shipping terminals. The area entered a long period of decline, capped in June 1955 by a fire at a steamship terminal at the site. By 1980, the site was an "overgrown area marred by charred pilings and gravel parking lots."
Calhoun Mansion The Calhoun Mansion is a baronial Italianate manor house, widely acclaimed as one of the great post Civil War homes on the Eastern Seaboard. It is Charleston’s Gilded Age Mansion. Recently featured on A&E’s American Castles, the remarkable 24,000 square foot structure consists of 35 rooms with 14 foot ceilings, ornate plaster and wood mouldings, elaborate chandeliers, and has 23 period fireplaces, a stairwell that reaches to a 75 foot domed ceiling, and a music room with a 45 foot covered glass skylight. The grand entrance hall is an astounding 14 feet high by 14 feet wide and 65 feet long. The mansion also includes truly astounding decorative painting and lighting designed and installed by Louis Comfort Tiffany at the end of the 19th century. It was recently named one of the top things to do in Charleston by Travel and Leisure.
Nathaniel Russell House-restored to circa 1808 Nahaniel Russell was born in Bristol, Rhode Island. He settled in Charleston at the age of 27 in 1765, when Charleston was a bustling seaport. Russell’s career as a merchant involved the shipment of cargoes to and from New England, the West Indies, South America, Virginia, Great Britain, continental Europe, West Africa and Asia. In 1788 Russell married Sarah Hopton (1752-1832), daughter of one of Charleston’s wealthiest pre-Revolutionary era merchants. Two daughters were born to the Russells, Alicia in 1789 and Sarah in 1792. The house remained in the Russell family until 1857 when it was purchased by Governor R.F.W. Allston (1801-1864) and his wife, Adele Petigru (1810-1896). Later, after serving as a school for the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy from 1870-1905, the Russell House was converted back to a private residence. It remained so until 1955, when the Foundation purchased the site and opened the house for public tours.
Dock Street Theater On February 12, 1736 the Dock Street Theatre opened with a performance of The Recruiting Officer. Built on the corner of Church Street and Dock Street (now known as Queen Street), the Historic Dock Street Theatre was the first building in America built exclusively to be used for theatrical performances. Flora, the first opera performance in America, took place at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. The original Dock Street Theatre was probably destroyed by the Great Fire of 1740 which destroyed many of the buildings in Charleston's French Quarter. In 1809, the Planter's Hotel was built on this site and in 1835 the wrought iron balcony and sandstone columns of the Church Street facade were added. A number of notable persons worked and patronized the Planter's Hotel including the noted 19th Century actor Junius Brutus Booth (father of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth).

25 April 2017

Frothy Beard Brewing Co. We get asked questions about our mascot. You’ve seen him—out at sea, clinging to a barrel. Who is he? What’s his name? Where is he from? How did he end up at sea? What’s in the barrel? To which we respond, chill—quit asking so many questions! But seriously, they will all be answered. It’s part of the adventure. PART I - “…When I came to, I took the measure of my situation. The ship was nowhere in sight, I couldn’t see any land or another soul, and I was in the middle of the sea clinging to a barrel of Andale Pale Ale. Not certain of my next move…” PART II - “…I don’t know precisely how long I was in the water. Surely long enough. Thank providence for the wind and waves that carried me to this island. I made note of what I do not have—a flintlock, a spy-glass, food, fresh water or shelter. But what I long for is a change of clothing. And a stein…”
Shem Creek Park Featuring 2,200 feet of boardwalk from Coleman Boulevard to near the mouth of the creek at Charleston Harbor; Shem Creek Park offers 250 feet of floating dock space, plus a commercial fishing dock. Travel by boat to eat at a creek restaurant or take the local water taxi from Shem Creek to Patriots Point or downtown Charleston
Paige's Okra Grill As recommended by Jill and James Leber! Local food for local folks. Page’s Okra Grill was established by the Page family in 2006. Our intent is to provide authentic Southern food, made from scratch at an affordable price. Our methodology is simple: Buy the best quality groceries and work hard to prepare them perfectly. Will have to try this.......Page’s Bloody Mary is not for amateurs! Garnished with applewood smoked bacon and shaken with all the right ingredients, we’re not sure you can start your day in the Charleston area with anything better.
Fort Moultrie From the time of the earliest European settlements until the end of World War II, coastal fortifications guarded the harbors and shores of the United States. At Fort Moultrie, two centuries of seacoast defense is told through a unique plan of restoration. Five sections of the fort and two outlying areas, each mounting typical weapons, represent a different historical period of Fort Moultrie. In its two centuries of history, Fort Moultrie has defended Charleston Harbor twice. During the Revolutionary War, the fort was still incomplete when it was attacked by a British fleet on June 28, 1776. After a nine-hour battle, the ships were forced to retire. Charleston was saved from British occupation.

23 April 2017

Southern Barrel Brewing Co. At Southern Barrel Brewing Company, we’re combining the beauty of old with a taste of the new. The brewery was recently built in Bluffton, SC but it’s been a long time coming. We are proud to brew delicious craft beers there 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our bar, beer garden and Tavern restaurant offer a seasonal menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and beer fresh from our brewery. We have year-round staples on tap as well as seasonal selections and limited runs. Also be sure to look for our specialty beers in the coming months brewed in whiskey, wine, tequila and rum barrels to bring you a unique kind of beer. Our indoor and outdoor seating was created to suit any mood, whether it’s dinner with the family or relaxing in the beer garden with friends. At Southern Barrel Brewing Company you can relax, grab a bite and a brew and just…enjoy. www.southernbarrelbrewingco.com
Moon River Brewing Company (Savannah, Georgia) We founded Moon River Brewing Company based on our obsession with creating the ideal restaurant and brewery experience for you. Striving for this ideal, we are committed to providing you with three basic services. We are dedicated, first and foremost, to providing you with a comfortable and relaxing environment with prompt and cheerful service. Secondly, we are committed to serving you a delicious variety of freshly prepared foods. Our kitchen is a melting pot of diversity, offering a range of dishes from simple comfort food to eclectic gourmet cuisine. Finally, we are undeniably passionate about serving great beer.
World War II Memorial (Savannah, Georgia) “A World Apart,” as Savannah’s monument to the veterans of WWII is officially named, sits adjacent to Savannah’s historic waterfront. The memorial is also known as the Cracked Earth Monument, both names reflecting its most distinctive feature. “A World Apart” was designed by architect Eric Meyerhoff, and constructed by Ken Brandell at Brandell Studios of Key Largo, Florida. The bronze and copper globe is split in two, a symbol of the division between the European and Pacific theaters of the War. The two halves of the globe are seated atop blocks of Georgia granite, between which visitors can walk. The names of the 527 Chatham County service people killed in World War II are inscribed on the monument’s inner walls.

22 April 2017

Old Sheldon Church Sheldon Church, formerly known as the Prince William Parish Church, has had a tumultuous and eventful history. From its first service in 1757 to its present peaceful setting, the church has followed the travails of our nation’s history. It is one if not the first churches built in temple form in the United States. Originally organized and funded in the 1740s and 1750s by William Bull, whose Newberry Plantation bordered the church grounds, the church was named Sheldon in honor of the Bull family’s ancestral home in England. The church was set on fire in 1779 by British troops led by General Augustine Prevost during the Revolutionary War. It was rebuilt from the remaining walls between 1825 and 1826.
Forest Gump and Jenny's tree On July 6, 1994, the world was introduced to Forrest Gump, a small-town boy from Greenbow, Alabama, who had fallen in love with his childhood best friend, Jenny. Twenty years ago this month, the “Forrest Gump” movie, based on the book by Winston Groom, took audiences on a tour of the United States, while also giving viewers a small history lesson. Stretching from Savannah, Georgia, to Beaufort, South Carolina, and its surrounding barrier islands, filming spots include some notable landmarks, areas of natural beauty and that famous bench where Forrest explained why life is like a box of chocolates. There’s been some debate over the location of the majestic live oak that young Forrest and Jenny sit under in the movie. Some say it is located at the entrance to Carolina Shores subdivision, near the end of Carolina Avenue in Beaufort, while other sources say Combahee Plantation.
Chapel of Ease These tabby walls are all that remain of an old chapel-of-ease on St. Helena Island. The chapel was built in the mid-1700s and served the families who owned plantations on St. Helena Island. The primary parish church, though known as St. Helena’s Church, was actually located in Beaufort, making it too far away for the planters to regularly attend services. Therefore, the Anglican Church established this “chapel of ease” nearer their homes. Northern missionaries and teachers came south and with support from the federal government, established what came to be known as the Port Royal Experiment – the country’s earliest efforts to educate and train former slaves to work outside of the institution of slavery. After the Civil War, the church continued to be used as an outpost by a variety of freedmen’s groups. A forest fire destroyed the building in 1886 and it was never repaired.
Fort Fremont Historical Park Fort Fremont was built in 1899 by the Army Corps of Engineers using local labor on condemned private property on Saint Helena Island across the Beaufort River from the Naval Station. It was designed to play a vital role in the protection of the strategic dry dock and coaling station which remained critical to the Atlantic Fleet during the Spanish American War period. Fort Fremont was one of six fortifications designed to protect the southeastern coast during the Spanish American War. The fort site eventually consisted of 170 acres with numerous outbuildings, including an administration building, guard house, barracks, hospital, stable, mess hall, bakery, commissary, post exchange, lavatory, and water tower. It was manned by a force of up to 110 personnel.
Beaufort, SC Beaufort is a city on Port Royal Island, one of South Carolina’s coastal Sea Islands. It’s known for its antebellum mansions, especially in the downtown historic district. A notable example is the John Mark Verdier House Museum, an early-1800s Federal-style mansion, with period furniture and exhibits on area history. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park overlooks the Beaufort River and the Woods Memorial Bridge.