REVOLUTIONARY WAR HISTORY LIVES IN SANTEE COOPER COUNTRY
Discover Fort Fair Lawn/Mepkin Abbey
Step back in time in American History and visit battle sites that were crucial in claiming our independence from the British empire. In Moncks Corner, just a short 30-minute drive from Charleston, you will find Fort Fair Lawn, the most pristine, intact, original American Revolutionary War fortification in South Carolina located on the grounds of the Old Santee Canal Park. The whole family would enjoy exploring this earthen rectangular fort that was originally built to protect Stoney Landing. While you are at the park, there is plenty of hiking walking trails along with an educational interpretive center and the Berkeley County Museum.
Have lunch in historic Moncks Corner at the Barony House. A local favorite for twenty years and serves a variety of dishes including homemade meat and vegetables for lunch. Don’t be surprised if you see a local monck from Mepkin Abbey eating there at the same time.
After lunch, take a short drive to Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery located on the Cooper River and was once the plantation and home to Charleston merchant Henry Laurens and his wife Claire Booth Luce. Henry served as President of the United States and served as the highest ranking and most distinguished civilian in the Revolutionary War.
There are many new and modern hotels in close by Summerville, including Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hampton Inn and Suites and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.