Suggested travel time: March, 2004
3 nights in Charleston, SC
Arrive in Charleston, SC, and check into your comfortable accommodations;
you will stay here for 3 nights.
Dinner on your own, followed by a ghost walking tour. Enjoy!!
Begin with a morning meeting at the hotel to describe how and why slavery
became rooted in the South and why Charleston became the number one
port for slave importation (New York City was number two) in the late
18th century. This will be followed by a walking tour of Charleston's
former port where slaves would have landed, Old Slave Mart building,
houses owned by free blacks, and the Exchange Building, the center of
government during the time when slavery was at its height. Visit the
Four Corners in Charleston to see the ladies making the sweet grass
baskets. While on the docks, tell the story of Robert Smalls, who became
the first Black Civil War hero in 1862.
Travel by motorcoach over the Cooper River to Boone Hall Plantation
in Mount Pleasant, SC. to see the original slave cabins outside Boone
Hall. Tell the story of plantation life living arrangements here.
Leave Boone Hall and go to Patriot's Point where you will take the
boat to Fort Sumter. While touring the Fort, Clint will tell the story
of the attack on Battery Wagner by the 54th Massachusetts, the regiment
made famous by the movie "Glory." (Morris Island, where Fort
Wagner was is washed away, but the island would have been seen several
miles away from Fort Sumter and the general location can be pointed
Dinner in Charleston (Included)
Drive to Beaufort, SC. Enioy your carriage ride in this historic district.
See the McKee-Smalls home, birthplace of Robert Smalls, the first Black
Civil War hero. Stop at his gravesite, and tell his story.
On to Port Royal, SC (if there is no lock down on the base), where
you will see the spot where the Emancipation Proclamation was first
read in public and where the first Black Regiments were first raised.
Head to Penn Center on nearby St. Helena Island. You will learn more
about the Gullah culture and hear the Gullah accent. This island was
where the first freed slaves went to school, taught to read and write
by the White Abolitionists from New York and Massachusetts.
Return to Charleston for dinner. (On your own.)
3 night's accommodations,
tax baggage, 3 continental breakfasts
Ghost Walking Tour
Guide/Escort on Day 2
Boone Hall Plantation
Fort Sumter Cruise
1 Dinner on Day
Local Beaufort Guide/Escort
Admission to Penn
** 1 Autographed
Book of Clint Johnson's
by Clint Johnson
||Clint Johnson was the senior writer for
Seven Days in Winston-Salem and
has authored several corporate histories. His articles have appeared
in more than sixty magazines and newspapers. A lifelong Civil War
buff, he has been a Civil War reenactor for the past seventeen years.
He lives in Winston-Salem, N. C.
For more information about Clint on this site, visit our "About
For more information call Jean Wells at:
336 725-1624 (Fax: 336 724-5852)
An African-American Focus on Slavery and the
Civil War: One-Day Itinerary
Meet and Greet from a JWT escort
Private tour of Reynolda House, the Gardens, and the Village
Depart the Village and head toward Wake Forest University. Drive through
Wake Forest University; overview of Winston-Salem on your way to Diggs
Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University (Private Tour)
Depart Diggs Gallery and head toward Old Salem
Group check-in at the NEW Visitor's Center; you'll pick up entry tickets
to St. Philip's Church and the Log Church. Cross the covered bridge
and enter Old Salem. Lunch on your own: Salem Tavern (pumpkin muffins
and delicious chicken pie--staff is dressed in period costumes) or the
Salem Village Shoppe (sandwiches).
Meet as a group at St. Philips complex, which includes the 1861 brick
church and the 1823 log church. Enjoy Old Salem--walking on the cobblestone
streets, the gift shops, the Winkler Bakery--before meeting at the church.
(Brochures will be handed out.)
Depart Old Salem
Last stop: Krispy Kreme Donuts--Winston-Salem is the home of the KKdonut!!
Return to the hotel to freshen up, relax, and prepare for the evening!
For more information
call Jean Wells at:
336 725-1624 (Fax: 336 724-5852)