• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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  • 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.

Civil War

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

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Civil War Money

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Civil War Weapons

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Daily life of a Civil War solider

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Letters home

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Sample letters

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

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Siege of Battery Wagner

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The Price in Blood! & It wasn't a bullet!

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Did You Know?

South Carolina state flag

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