Fort Moultrie’s legacy lives forever on the S.C. state flag-the fort’s palmetto log sides famously absorbed a barrage of British cannonballs during the Revolutionary War. Today it’s a fine place to take your four-legged friend. Dogs aren’t allowed inside the fort itself, but when leashed they’re welcome to play in the surrounding fields, which are lined with cannons and interpretive exhibits. Fort Moultrie is also directly on Charleston Harbor, so walk out on the rocky beach for an excellent view of Fort Sumter.
Directions from Charleston: Take Hwy 17 N to Mt. Pleasant and bear right onto Coleman Blvd. Continue straight to Sullivan’s Island. Turn right at the stop sign and continue until you reach Fort Moultrie.
Fort Moultrie: 843-883-3123 / www.nps.gov/fosu