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Tours & Events

Two Pistols, Two Seconds: Dueling in Charleston

April 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Charleston’s penchant for dueling started early and occurred often with taste and caste refining most conflicts. But, what was first regarded as an honorable tradition outside a commoner’s courtroom had, by the mid-19th century, been turned on its ear. Join Grahame Long, Director of Museums for Historic Charleston Foundation and author of Dueling in Charleston: Violence Refined in the Holy City for an intriguing look at Charleston’s affaires d’honneur. A book signing will follow.

Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series:
This is an event in the Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series. The luncheon lecture series takes place in an informal setting at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808. Join us atop Charleston’s High Battery and enjoy a commanding view of Charleston Harbor and the antebellum mansions along East Battery. Please note there is limited seating capacity as we will be socially distancing.

Participants will enjoy a casual light lunch of salads and sandwiches.

There is limited off-site parking.

Ticket Information:

  • Advance purchase is required.
  • $55 per person
  • A 3% processing fee will be added to the purchase of these tickets upon checkout.
  • All ticket purchases are refundable until March 1. If, after March 1, Historic Charleston Foundation cancels the event due to COVID concerns, the ticket price will be refunded. Please read the Ticket Sales Policy.

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