Morris Island Lighthouse in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Morris Island Lighthouse

1750 E Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439, USA

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About Morris Island Lighthouse

A huge lighthouse which stands majestically in the southern side of the entrance to Charleston Harbor in Morris island. The light was in a brick tower, built by the Colony of South Carolina in 1767.


Attractions near Morris Island Lighthouse

Fort Sumter National Monument6.39km from Morris Island Lighthouse

Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles, the first of which signified the start of the American Civil War. It was one of a number of special forts planned after the War of 1812, combining high walls and heavy masonry, and classified as Third System.

Folly Beach6.94km from Morris Island Lighthouse

Fishing, walking, birding, and breathtaking views of the "Edge of America" are just some of the possibilities at the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier, where you can find some of the best saltwater fishing in the area.

Fort Moultrie7.5km from Morris Island Lighthouse

Fort Moultrie is a series of fortifications on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston. It is the only area of the National Park System where the entire 171-year history of American seacoast defense can be traced.

Charleston Harbor8.03km from Morris Island Lighthouse

One of the famous harbors in the United States which was located in Charleston county. Named in honor of the King of England, Charles II. This harbor is one of the tourist places which was important both historically and economically.

Sullivans Island8.92km from Morris Island Lighthouse

Sullivan's Island is a town and island in Charleston County. Sullivan's Island was the point of entry for approximately 40 percent of the 400,000 enslaved Africans brought to British North America; it has been likened to Ellis Island, the 19th-century reception point for immigrants in New York City. During the American Revolution, the island was the site of a major battle at Fort Sullivan on June 28, 1776, since renamed Fort Moultrie in honor of the American commander at the battle.

White Point Garden9.38km from Morris Island Lighthouse

A public park located in peninsular Charleston, South Carolina. This park provides beautiful views of Fort Sumter and of the Charleston Harbor. The park features lots of grass space, shaded by beautiful old oak trees. The park has a gazebo in the center and features a rich display of history, including an impressive display of Civil War cannons, and several monuments and statues.

Where is Morris Island Lighthouse

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Charleston County36 attractions

Charleston County is located in the U.S. state of South Carolina along the Atlantic coast. It was the third-most populous county in South Carolina.