• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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  • No Elevator Serivce at Fort Sumter

    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 »

  • No Water or Restrooms at Fort Sumter

    Due to a break in the Charleston water line supplying Fort Sumter, restrooms and drinking water are not available at the fort. Please bring drinking water with you if you plan to visit. Water and restrooms are available aboard the ferries.

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?

Fort Sumter as seen from the water.

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