Guided History Walk at the 12,000 Year Park


12,000 Year History Park
1120 Fort Congaree Tr, Cayce, SC 29033


10:00 am - 12:00 pm



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Go ahead and add these to your Saturday morning schedule for Summer 2021! Join us on the below dates at 10:00 AM for FREE History Walks! We start at the Cayce Tennis And Fitness Center located at 1120 Fort Congaree Trail (the 12,000 Year Park is adjacent to the Tennis Center). Wear comfortable shoes.

All walks begin at 10:00 a.m.:

July 10 – Battle of Congaree Creek, Civil War

July 24 – Battle of Congaree Creek, Civil War

August 7 – First Fort Congaree and the 18th Century

August 21 – Battle of Congaree Creek, Civil War

September 4 – Battle of Congaree Creek, Civil War

September 18 – First Fort Congaree and the 18th Century

Civil War Battle of Congaree Creek: It’s 1865 and General William T. Sherman has just cut a swath of destruction across Georgia and now has eyes on South Carolina. As Sherman said, “I almost tremble for her (SC) fate, but feel that she deserves all that seems in store for her.” Forces will collide at the Battle of Congaree Creek. Learn about Sherman’s march to Columbia that culminated in the City’s destruction.
First Fort Congaree: A massacre, murder and a kidnapping! These great stories are part of the Fort Congaree program! Walk to the 1718 Old Fort Congaree site and learn about the struggles of the colonial settlers and the South Carolina Native Americans. Delve into the Deerskin Economy, then travel forward in time to Fort Congaree 2 and Fort Granby.
Native American Lifeways: Native Americans played a strategic role in the economy and welfare of the Carolina Colony. Walk the beautiful trails at the 12,000 Year History Park to learn more about their role here and how the historic resources of the park are relevant to the lives and culture of Native peoples today, including the Cherokees and Catawbas.
You can also book private history walks! Contact John Jameson at (850) 322-5636 for details!

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