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Fort Sumter

Website: Fort Sumter

Visiting Fort Sumter is a big MUST when visiting Charleston. The fort is run by the National Park Service, so it is free. But getting there is not free, so you must buy tickets to the island on Spirit Cuises.  It's a very nice cruise and due to the bad weather, our Harbor Cruise was canceled. So this one gave us that cruise feeling. It was a beautiful, bright, sunny day -- just very cold, especially on the island.

Tommy Condon's

Website: Tommy Condon's Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant

Tommy Condon's was not on our list of restaurants, but after arriving from Fort Sumter, we knew we would like to go to the Powder Magazine, so we parked the car. Then we walked around that area and spotted this place and thought it looked inviting. See, we don't plan everything!

Tommy Condon's is totally Irish -- down to the music, and it is the most popular spot on St. Patty's Day. But the menu adds the Lowcountry favories such as shrimp and grits and fish and chips to some usual Irish favorites.

Lunch Menu

The Powder Magazine

Website: The Powder Magazine

The Powder Magazine is nearly 300 years old and is the oldest public building in South Carolina. It served as an arsenal and a key point of defense for the Carolina colonists from 1713 - 1780. One of the only buildings remaining from Charleston's original walled city.

Fleet Landing

Website: Fleet Landing

Fleet Landing restaurant is housed in a 1940s retired naval building on the east side of the Charleston peninsula. Encased in a hurricane proof, 6,000 square foot concrete maritime structure, Fleet Landing juts out over the marsh on a reinforced pier and boasts oversized windows that offer an unobstructed view of the Charleston harbor. Built in 1942 by the US Navy as a debarkation point for sailors, the building lay vacant after World War II until it was acquired by the South Carolina Port Authority in the 1960s and used for storage. In the late 90's it was made into a restaurant.