During the early years of the settlement, the Charles Towne colonists faced several threats, especially from their primary enemy and colonial rival, the Spanish. The Spanish fleet at St. Augustine, Florida was within three days travel of the fledgling English colony. Charles Towne, "here settled in the very chaps of the Spaniard," was a direct challenge to the claim of this disputed land. In a strange, new land without professional troops to protect them, Carolina’s farmers and laborers could be pulled away from their daily tasks and forced to serve as soldiers. Following a review of Charles Towne's fortifications and defenses, the program will culminate with a demonstration of 17th-century small arms.
Inside the Fortified Area.
insect repellent and water