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.
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?
Fort Sumter's island was constructed with a foundation of over 70,000 tons of granite and other rock. For over a decade contractors from as far away as New York and the Boston area delivered this material by ship and dumped it on a shoal in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC