• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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    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 »

Plan A Field Trip

Fort Sumter National Monument is comprised of two main sites: Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. The sites are administered together by the National Park Service; but because a boat is needed to reach Fort Sumter, there are different requirements for scheduling school group visits to each site.

Please choose the site you wish to visit for more information on how to schedule a field trip for your school group:

Fort Sumter Field Trip

Fort Moultrie Field Trip

Did You Know?

42-pounder cannon, Model 1845, at Fort Sumter

The first Union shot of the Civil War was fired by Captain Abner Doubleday. He was the second senior officer at Fort Sumter, under Major Robert Anderson. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC