• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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  • No Elevator Service at Fort Sumter

    The museum, restrooms, bookstore, and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs. For more information, visit the link below or please call (843) 883-3123. More »

For Kids

The park is kid-friendly. Both Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie have Junior Ranger programs. There are also lots of places for kids to explore and learn about American history.


National Park Service Flat Ranger

This programs allows children to explore National Parks from home. Use the links below to start you on your journey.

1. Pick a Flat Ranger

Flat Ranger Boy or Flat Ranger Girl

2. How to Start your Journey

3. Your Passport to Exploration

Flat Soldier Program

Flat Soldier allows children to explore different times of conflict in our history. These periods encompass the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Follow the links below to go exploring with the Flat Soldier of your choice.

American Revolution

War of 1812

Civil War

Did You Know?

The General Beauregard is a ferry boat operated by Fort Sumter Tours, Inc.

Visitors without their own boat cannot reach Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie. A concession-operated ferry service takes visitors to Fort Sumter from downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC More...