• 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?

32-pounder cannon, Model 1829, at Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie is the only unit of the National Park System where the entire 171-year history of American seacoast defense (1776-1947) can be traced. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC