The Mayor’s Walled City Task Force
The Mayor’s Walled City Task Force was appointed by Charleston Mayor, Joseph P. Riley Jr. in 2005. The group is made up of preservation leaders, historians, archaeologists, and managers of historic sites, as well as representatives from city government and local utilities. The Task Force is charged to further the study, identify, protect, and interpret the walled city.
Since its inception, the group has engaged in a number of educational activities. These include sponsoring numerous lectures, “walk the walls” events, and a self-guided walking tour of the walled city footprint. The Task Force also coordinated two seasons of archaeological investigations at the redan site at South Adger’s Wharf in 2008 and 2009.
Task Force members continue their on-going research efforts to locate and better understand these colonial fortifications. Eventually, the group intends to mark the outline of the walls in the streets and sidewalks so that the public can have a heightened sense of the size and scope of the walled city.