All park sites will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1). This includes Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and Fort Moultrie.
2009 NPF Grant
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
Fort Sumter National Monument proudly announces the receipt of a grant award from the National Park Foundation. The National Park Foundation’s small grant program is designed to strengthen local partnerships and turn underfunded ideas into successful projects. The $6,000 grant supports Morris Island Expeditions, an educational outreach program begun by the park in 2004 that focuses on Civil War history and conservation. Classroom study culminates with a boat trip to Morris Island where students hear a first person presentation by a 54th Massachusetts re-enactor and walk the sands of the undeveloped barrier island.
"Thanks to the grant, students from Charleston Military Magnet and Goodwin Elementary participated in the program this year," said Fort Sumter Superintendent Bob Dodson.
Did You Know?
The first shot of the American Civil War didn't hit anything. It was a 10-inch mortar shell, fired from Fort Johnson, that exploded above Fort Sumter as a signal for Confederate artillery to open fire on the Union-held fort. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC