Historic Ship Docks in Charleston
You'll have the chance to view a little bit of history this weekend. Yesterday a World War II ship that was at D-Day on June 6, 1944, docked in Charleston. The nonprofit group, USS LST Memorial, says the LST 325 is a 328-foot-long landing ship tank that docked at Haddad Riverfront Park and opens for tours today between 9 and 5. The ship was built in Philadelphia by the U.S. Navy Shipyard and saw its first action in October 1942. It made more than 40 trips from England to Normandy in support of U.S. troops.
Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for ages 6-17; and free for ages 5 and under. Family tickets (two adults and two children) can be obtained for $20. School groups can tour the ship for $3 per student, with one chaperone admitted for free per 10 students.