Drive into Botany Bay Heritage Preserve

Films

These award winning films highlight how the Heritage Trust program works to protect South Carolina's unique heritage. Heritage Preserves featured in these films include Fort Frederick, Fort Lamar, and Congaree Creek. Plan a visit to these special places; find them on the map.

The Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick

The Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick

A crumbling Colonial fort becomes the foundation for Emancipation Day. Nine historians and archaeologists follow Fort Frederick’s lineage as it becomes the birthplace of Reconstruction. Additional films within this series explore the archaeology, history, restoration work, and public engagement at Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve.

The Planter at the Gate

The Planter at the Gate

Capturing Charleston, the gateway to the South, in June 1862 would have crippled the Confederacy. Impatient with their Naval blockade of the Holy City, the Union Army decided to go for the back door. One man, Thomas Gresham Lamar, held the keys. Additional films within this series focus on details of the June 1862 Battle of Tower Battery.

Pockoy Island Shell Rings: A Heritage at Risk Case Study, Exhibit Introduction Film

The Ring People

This documentary takes viewers to remote archaeological sites as scientists discover more about monumental rings of shell constructed during the late Archaic period by American Indians. Additional films within this series dive into the science of archaeology, and provide extended interviews with archaeologists..