A Major Sea Port With Rich American History - Name this City

Our Mystery Destination Game has taken us to national parks, mountains, rivers and canyons across the USA. This week we're featuring a city that was an important city during the civil war, is still a major sea port and is a great place to enjoy some beach time. Read the five clues below, look at the photos then see if you can guess which city we are talking about.

city square Photo by Bruce Tuten


  • Established in 1733, this city became the capital of one of the original 13 colonies and was later named the original capital of its state.

  • Visitors to the area love to explore the historic district which is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States. Attractions include the First African Baptist Church, the third oldest synagogue in America and the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts.

  • Want to hit the beach? Locals might suggest a small nearby island popular for relaxing and enjoying the beach although this spot is also known for being a location the U.S. Air Force dropped and atomic bomb (by accident in a 1958 military training exercise).

  • While visiting this city, visit the nearby state park for some #TrailTime. The state park is a 588 acre park located on a barrier island. Take one of the nature trails to wind through marshes, forests and sand dunes or climb an observation tower for an even greater view.

  • This city was the southernmost shipping port of the original 13 colonies. To this day, it's still the fourth largest port in North America for shipping container traffic. The city was the prime objective of General William T. Sherman's March to the Sea during the Civil War.


Can you name the City we're describing? Have you ever visited this city? When were you there last?
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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