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PRESERVING HISTORY, INSPIRING OUR FUTURE

Learn About the 250th

Learn about Charleston and the founding of our nation. 

Explore Our History

10 Facts: The Battle of Sullivan's Island

Learn more about this great American victory on June 28, 1776 – the date that is celebrated today as Carolina Day.  Learn more about the battle and some of its interesting happenings and legacies. 

Charleston Library Society and the American Revolution

Leveraging a grant from SC250, the Charleston Library Society has been digitizing much of their remarkable collection of documents from the Revolutionary War period.  Check out their new page that will help you leverage this important work. 

British Occupied Charlestown, 1780-1782

Learn more about life in Charleston during the period in which it was occupied by the British Army during the Revolutionary War.  New research by Christina and Nic Butler. 

The Charleston Tea Crisis of 1773

Learn more about Charleston’s resistance to the Tea Act of 1773 and its actions to stop the importation of taxed tea to the colony.

10 Facts about Charleston's Tea Protests

So if the Tea Act lowered the price of tea, why did Charlestonians rise up in protest? This and other interesting facts.

Tea & Revolution: An Interview with James Fichter

SC250Charleston spoke with Dr. James Fichter about his new book on tea’s role just before the Revolution, his observations on the tea protests of 1773-1776, and some of the myths surrounding the Tea Party. 

Upcoming Events

Carolina Day

June 28, 2024

SC250 Charleston Videos

Check out SC250 Charleston’s videos on its YouTube page

Tea and Archeology
at Drayton Hall

The History of Tea
at Drayton Hall

A Lady's Adieu to
Her Tea Table

1773 Tea Crisis at the
Exchange in Charleston

Tea at the Heyward
Washington Home

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