Great Shake: 1886 Earthquake Tour

image of people fleeing during earthquake HW

The night of August 31, 1886 was exceeding hot and profoundly still. The moon was nearly full and a mist surrounding it made the moonlight seem odd. A peculiar sulfurous odor permeated the air and some thought it was just the puff mud. Otherwise it was a normal summer’s evening in Charleston. That is until 9:51pm…..

Join us for a walking tour to appreciate the terror, understand the magnitude of the disaster and the resilience of the people of Charleston.

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