• 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 »

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Being in the place where historic events happened is one of the best ways to connect with stories from our past. Standing amongst the ruins of Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie allows us an opportunity to see what Anderson, Beauregard, Poe, Osceola, or Marshall saw. Beyond the physical remains of historic buildings and sites; these places also provide unique vantage points of the Charleston area and harbor, where countless historic events took place.

Did You Know?

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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