South Carolina is infamous because the Civil War began here, when confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter. It is also seen as a symbol of slavery in the South because of its many plantations. However, those days are gone. Now it is a desirable getaway for northerners, especially golfers, during the winter, and its long and attractive coastline has made the state an important family destination.
The most important tourist stop in the state is Charleston, the epitome of Southern elegance and charm. Magnolia Plantation recalls the glory years of the state.
In the city itself, homes like Rainbow Row illustrate the type of house of the period.
Hilton Head represents the “new” South Carolina, with golf courses and resorts instead of private homes.