Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Revolutionary Artillery

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Location: 79 Cumberland Street, Charleston, SC
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 46.772    W 079° 55.803
  32.77953333    -79.93005


Revolutionary Artillery
The Cannon Yard

It is believed that these two 12-pound British naval cannons were transported to Charles Town during the American Revolution (1775-1783). During the 19th century they stood vertically with their muzzles in the ground on Ann Street — near the present-day Charleston Visitor Center. The cannons were relocated to the Powder Magazine yard in 1904.