Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Spiritline Cruises will offer a Fort Sumter Sesquicentennial tour and dinner cruise on
Saturday, Sept. 7.History will come alive before your eyes at Fort Sumter.
At 1 a.m. on Sept. 9, 1863, 500 U.S. sailors and Marines made a valiant and heroic assault against Fort Sumter. In 20-minutes of fierce combat the assault was defeated by the fort’s Confederate garrison.
Your adventure begins at the Fort Sumter Visitors Center at Liberty Square where you board the Spirit of the Lowcountry for your transportation back in time to Fort Sumter 1863. On your way to the fort, National Park Service historian Rick Hatcher, the foremost authority, will set the stage. During your one hour on the fort you will enjoy a living history program by re-enactors representing Union and Confederate soldiers.
After departing Fort Sumter, you will enjoy a delicious three-course southern-style dinner. Historian Hatcher will be available to answer questions on the return trip to Liberty Square.
Don’t miss this unique commemoration of the amphibious assault on Fort Sumter and fine dining experience. A limited number of tickets will be available for this special event.
Make your reservation today. Price per person is $65, which includes tax and gratuity. A cash bar will be available onboard.
Cruise will depart from Liberty Square, 340 Concord Street. The boarding time is 5:30 p.m., the ship will depart at 5:45 p.m. and return at 9 p.m.
No cancellations will be accepted after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4.