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Touring the Tombstones: Charleston’s 18th Century Graveyards Tell a Tale to be Remembered

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Skulls and crossed bones. Weeping willows and rosebuds. Did you know Charleston has more 18th-century burial grounds than any city in the United States? Find out why on this visual stroll through historic colonial and antebellum cemeteries as we explore a religious diversity unknown in the other thirteen colonies. Moreover, Charleston’s ancient graveyards are art galleries harboring history, literature and legends. Discover this unique portrait of the past found in over a dozen old graveyards. This is not a ghost walk. This is an intriguing look at some of the finest 18th and 19th-century memorials in the country, the fascinating tales surrounding them and the people they commemorate.

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Ruth Miller