Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve

Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve

Located in James Island, Charleston County, SC.


Fort Lamar Heritage Preserve web site - SCDNR Public Lands

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This Heritage Preserve protects one of the very few important Civil War sites in the state. It is built around the remains of an old Civil War fort constructed in 1862 as part of James Island's defense. A short hiking trail takes you to some of the area's historic sites. Additionally, you can get a nice view of the marsh at a few spots along the way.


Features and Facilities

Water Features

  • marsh

Public Restrooms

  • No

Dogs Allowed

  • Yes

Hours of Operation

  • Daylight hours

Admission or Parking Fee

  • Free

How to Get There

  • Take SC #171 onto James Island and go south 7.4 kilometers (4.6 miles) past the drawbridge. Turn left onto Grimball Road and go east 0.8 km. (0.5 mi.). Turn right onto Secessionville Road (also called Battery Island Drive) and go south 0.5 km. (0.3 mi.). Turn left onto Fort Lamar Road, and then look for the Heritage Preserve on the left.

Latitude 32.7063, Longitude -79.9453

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