Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve

4.1142 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Fort Lamar Road, Charleston, SC 29412, United States
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  • Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8037343893
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Educational Site, Family And Kids, Heritage Building

Though there is nothing much to see or do here, it is always good to know more about such a beautiful city. This place named after Col. Thomas G. Lamar, it was earlier on known as The Tower Battery. It was so named because of the very tall watch tower from where the army men used to keep a watch on the enemies entering the city.

In the Battle of Secessionville, the men of the Col. defeated the enemies and saved the city from going into the hands of the enemy and thus the fort was renamed. At present, the watch tower is used by tourists to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the surroundings.

Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve Travel Tips

  • Entry is free.
  • It is better to avoid the place after dark as it is in a deserted area.

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  • Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve Address: Fort Lamar Road, Charleston, SC 29412, United States
  • Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve Contact Number: +1-8037343893
  • Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve(preferred time): 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve: 00:45 Mins
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  • 8.76% of people who visit Charleston include Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve in their plan

  • 71.43% of people start their Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve

People normally club together James Island Library and Splash Zone Water Park while planning their visit to Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve Reviews & Ratings

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  • Smaller than I thought it would be. The main trail is slightly hidden and across the street from the parking area. Be sure to check the tide before you go. Would be absolutely beautiful at high tide. Be careful of broken glass, wear close toed shoes! Overall worth checking out if you are in the area.

  • It's a very nice neighborhood. Very well maintained. The park just wasn't that big. Pretty much just waterfront parking with one or two short trails that lead back toward the street. On the other side of the waterfront is a small wooded area, with a small walking trail as well. I did not go into this area, but it is safe to assume that it too is mostly for show.

  • Nice little short stroll. Good example of civil war battle area.

  • Nice place to visit.

  • Good bird watching

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