Laws & Policies
Fort Sumter National Monument was established to preserve and commemorate historical events at or near Fort Sumter. The site was so designated because of its history as a part of our nation's seacoast defense. Fort Sumter is rich in cultural and archaeological history, therefore, the National Park Service must be constantly aware of existing threats to the resource by those who would not respect its preservation ideals. The Service's mandate requires that it carefully plan and regulate the use of the park so that the park's resources are perpetuated and maintained unimpaired for future generations. Thus, the limits and kinds of use are circumscribed by requirements of resource management and protection. Please review Fort Sumter National Monument's park regulations for details.
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Did You Know?
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