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.
2011 National Passport Stamp
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
The National Park Service announced today that Fort Sumter National Monument has been selected for the 2011 national Passport To Your National Parks commemorative stamp. Each year, Eastern National holds a photo contest for National Park Service employees and Volunteers-In-Parks (VIPs) to select ten images—one national and nine regional—for the collectible stamp set. Park Ranger Carlin Timmons submitted the winning photo. Eastern National is a nonprofit cooperating association of the National Park Service.
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