George Washington’s Visit to Charleston, 1791

President George Washington came to Charleston in 1791 with three objectives in mind: to increase support for the new Federal government, to view the area’s Revolutionary battle sites, and to indulge the thousands of admirers who wished see the hero of the War of Independence in the flesh.

To read more about Washington’s busy celebratory week in Charleston, please follow this link to my blog’s new home:

Charleston Time Machine at CCPL.org