Fort Sumter Elevators Out Of Service
The elevators at Fort Sumter are out of service until further notice. Disabled visitors departing from Liberty Square will have access to restrooms on board the ferry boat while at Fort Sumter. For more information, please call (843) 883-3123.
54th Massachusetts Program 2011
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11
Join National Park Ranger Donel Singleton and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I, Civil War Reenactment Unit at Fort Moultrie for a free special program commemorating the regiment on July 16, 2011. The 54th was the first African-American regiment organized in the North following the January 1863 Emancipation Proclamation. They spearheaded the July 18, 1863 assault on Morris Island’s Battery Wagner, located in Charleston Harbor, and were the subject of the hit movie Glory.
Did You Know?
The incomplete palmetto-log fort used by Patriots during the June 28, 1776 battle of Sullivan's Island had no official name. Called Fort Sullivan by the British, the fort was later named Fort Moultrie in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC