Road Trip : Day 1

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Today my best friend, Nat, and I drove to Savannah, GA.  On our way to Savannah we stopped to see the Old Sheldon Church Ruins.  Seeing these church ruins had been on my 'to see' list for awhile and what an amazing place! 
Originally built in the the mid-1700s, the church was burnt in 1779 during the Revolutionary War.  The church was then rebuilt in the 1820s.  However, it was burned again in 1865 at the end of the Civil War.

Today the Church Ruins are open to visitors.  There are picnic tables on the church grounds and a small dirt parking lot across the street as the ruins has many visitors.  If you find yourself in Yemassee, less than 20 miles from Beaufort, the Old Sheldon Church Ruins is a must see!

When we reached Savannah, we went straight to Old Fort Jackson.

We were just in time for the cannon firing!  The fort was constructed in 1808 and named after James Jackson, a Revolutionary War patriot.  The fort was used during the War of 1812 and the Civil War. 

The fort was abandoned in 1905.  However, it was reopened in 1965 as a museum.  The fort closed again in 1975 but would reopen a year later for self-guided tours.  This fort is very simple which makes it awesome!  Another must see if you are ever in Savannah!

Happy Travels,

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