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Visit the Seashore Farmers Lodge on Sol Legare

James Island’s historic black community of Sol Legare is where Union soldiers bivouacked en route to Folly Beach and the siege of Morris Island. After the war, freed slaves settled and farmed the island, constructing the Sol Legare Seashore Farmers’ Lodge No. 767 in 1915. The building served as the community’s social gathering place, but fell into disrepair after Hurricane Hugo. In 2011, thanks to a collaboration with Flip This House, the lodge was restored. Today, it’s again a community hub and cultural museum that’s open to visitors. Upon arrival, dial the on-call contact posted at the door.

1860 Old Sol Legare Rd.