Charleston, South Carolina is one of America’s most haunted cites. Depending on the year, it is usually ranked number two in hauntings just after Savannah, Georgia. The city is over 350 years old. Being a city that is on the forefront of American history, the city has had plenty of events that have spawned stories of tragedy, crime, supernatural events. The best way to learn about the haunted and unusual history of Charleston is thru one of the many ghost tours operators. I was invited to check a Charleston ghost tour called On Death and Depravity: The Tour by Ghost City.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday is from a weekend trip with my best friend to Congaree National Park, South Carolina. It was my thirteenth national park. It was lucky number 13 on my quest to visit all 59 United States National Parks (there were only 58 when I started my journey). We drove 5 hours from out home in Tennessee to Congaree. It is the third newest national park in the US system. Congaree is the largest tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the United States. The park is over 26,000 acres. The park was established as a national park in 2003. Originally Congaree National Park was called Congaree Swamp National Monument. The Swamp was dropped to increase the appeal of the name. Doesn’t matter what they call it Congaree is first and foremost a swamp. The Park has many activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking and bird watching. The park is home to bobcats, deer, coyotes, armadillos, turtles, snakes, alligators and lots of fish. Most of the park is part of the Congaree Swamp.