Historic Downtown Charleston Hotels and Fort Moultrie
Vacation to downtown historic Charleston can be full of all sorts of interesting adventures. Given that the city was founded in the 1600s and has survived both the American Revolution and the Civil War, Charleston has tons of rich history and architecture for people to enjoy. The King Charles Inn Best Western used to be The Pavilion Hotel and Edgar Allen Poe stayed there during as his weekly retreat while he was a soldier stationed at Fort Moultrie over 150 years ago. The King Charles Inn is an affordable historic downtown Charleston hotel perfect for your next Charleston vacation. If you want to check out some other great historical sites and attractions when you visit Charleston, check out Fort Moultrie.
Fort Moultrie was built back in 1776 during the American Revolution. The fort is actually the name for a number of small citadels built along Sullivan’s Island to protect Charleston harbor. The forts were built with palmetto logs with turned out to be a fortuitous advantage during the American Revolution. The forts were still under construction when the British forces began bombarding Charleston harbor. The soft palmetto logs absorbed the blow of the cannonballs and there were even reports that cannonball simply bounced off the side of the fort. The fort survived bombardment until the spring of 1780, almost four years later. Fort Moultrie was bombed again during the Civil War and heavily damaged. The remains were turned into part of a national monument by the Department of Defense in 1960.
Visit Fort Moultrie and other great historical sites when you stay at the King Charles Inn in beautiful downtown Charleston. The King Charles Inn has spacious accommodations with newly remodeled bathrooms, pillowtop mattresses and large flat screen TVs. They are ideally located by all the great downtown attractions and are one of the best hotels for a Charleston getaway.