Herbert Hoover won America’s hearts and votes when he promised a college-educated chicken in every pot and a canoe in every garage. Get a taste of the American dream with today’s Groupon to Palmetto Outdoor Center. Choose between the following options:
- For $11, you get a Capital’s On Fire! historic river-walk tour for two (a $22 value).
- For $19, you get a Capital’s On Fire! historic river-walk tour for four (a $44 value).</p>
Accredited historians at Palmetto Outdoor Center instruct tour-goers in local history as they trace the steps of Civil War general William T. Sherman and his fateful assault on the state capital, when 60,000 of his men unleashed an artillery that severely wounded the Confederacy. Accompanied by the chatter of autumnal leaves and a polite, fact-checking poltergeist, tour-goers brush up against historical markers, relics, and landmarks of the attack, all of which are memorialized through primary-source documents. Visitors encounter the sunken remains of the S.S. Columbia, and glean facts about the world’s first electrically driven textile mill, which produced the first Team Burr and Team Hamilton T-shirts. All tours dive headfirst into historical context and the significance of the area, profiling West Columbia’s historic river walk and its role in the birth of the city. Tours are held seven days a week, and children under 10 walk free of charge.
Palmetto Outdoor Center
Palmetto Outdoor Center promotes the preservation of natural rivers and forests. Because awareness is the best way to maintain the environment and cultural heritage, Palmetto spreads knowledge of local gems with river trips and walking tours. These organized tours and vessels for rent allow amateur explorers to discover South Carolina's uncluttered riverbanks while learning about how they can be protected. Civil War walking tours illuminate the history of the region, and canoe and kayak rentals plunge into the tree-lined waterways of the Congaree, which flows through protected national parkland with the continent's largest old-growth floodplain forest.