No Elevator Serivce 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 »
No Water or Restrooms at Fort Sumter
Due to a break in the Charleston water line supplying Fort Sumter, restrooms and drinking water are not available at the fort. Please bring drinking water with you if you plan to visit. Water and restrooms are available aboard the ferries.
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 palmetto tree has been a symbol of South Carolina since June 28, 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC