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6. Fort Sumter, S.C.

On April 12, 1861, Confederate artillery opened fire on this historic Federal fort, marking the start of the Civil War. Fort Sumter is at the mouth of Charleston Harbor and is accessible only by boat. Visitors in 2009: 785,604 More info:
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