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Exploring Charleston’s Neighborhoods: Hampton Park

November 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hampton Park

Hampton Park is located just north of Charleston’s bustling downtown, close to the Citadel Military College. Near the end of the Civil War, this 70-acre park, initially part of Orange Grove Plantation, was taken over by Confederate soldiers, who used it as a prisoner-of-war camp. In 1865, thousands of children and freed slaves placed flowers on the soldiers’ graves in a formal Decoration Day ceremony, now called Memorial Day. The Park includes areas of floral displays and is a popular spot for gatherings.

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