Few periods of American history are more fascinating and more devastating than that of the Civil War. Brothers fought brothers, thousands of soldiers fell ill with disease, and the war was battled because of the stain of slavery. People still point to the war today as one of the focal points in the American story.
While the history can feel distant, visiting some of the historical sites can help you understand historical figures on a deeper level. You can also develop a special reverence for the lives lost on the battlefield.
Charles Town lies right on the Civil War Trail, and as such, has some interesting places to explore including the Carriage Inn Bed and Breakfast itself! Check out the best historical sites in town in this handy guide!