All park sites will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1). This includes Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and Fort Moultrie.
These programs will helps students understand many different facets of the Civil War, from the life of a soldier to how civilian coped with daily life. Please check back as more programs are getting added everyday.
Building an Army
Civil War Money
Civil War Weapons
Daily life of a Civil War solider
If you are interested in more information regarding mail and letters during war time. Please use the link provided to go to the Smithsonian Postal Museums' program entitled "We Were There: Letters From The Battle Front." http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/educators/we.pdf
Name that State
Siege of Battery Wagner
The Price in Blood! & It wasn't a bullet!
Did You Know?
The first shot of the American Civil War didn't hit anything. It was a 10-inch mortar shell, fired from Fort Johnson, that exploded above Fort Sumter as a signal for Confederate artillery to open fire on the Union-held fort. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC