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?
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