• 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 »

Nature & Science

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Eastern Spadefoot Frog (Scaphiopus Holbrookii)
Allan Cressler
 

The park is in the process of establishing a long term inventory and monitoring program of pertinent natural resources within the park's greater ecosystem. Completed resource briefs and reports are included on this page. This is an ongoing project and the park staff hopes to post more here as they become available.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Did You Know?

Composite photos of Maj. Anderson (left) and Gen. Beauregard (right)

Union Maj. Robert Anderson, commanding Fort Sumter, and Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding Charleston's forces during the first battle of the Civil War, knew each other since the 1830s. Anderson was Beauregard's artillery instructor at West Point. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC