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.
Bob Dodson Named Superintendent
Contact: Bill Martin, 843-883-3123 x 41
(Sullivan’s Island, SC) The National Park Service today announced that Bob Dodson has been selected as the new superintendent of FortSumterNational Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. According to Southeast Regional Director Pat Hooks, Dodson will assume his new responsibilities on May 28, 2006.
“Bob brings a wealth of experience in park operations and management to his new assignment. He has been a successful park manager for the past 14 years and has a long track record of community involvement, establishing park partners and working with elected officials,” said Regional Director Hooks.
Dodson, a 33-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS) began his career as a seasonal park technician at Ford’s Theater National Historic Site in Washington, DC. He has worked in a number of park units throughout the NPS including the National Mall in Washington, DC, Death Valley National Park in California, OldPostOfficeTower in Washington, DC, Valley ForgeNationalHistoricalPark in Pennsylvania, and NatchezNationalHistoricalPark in Mississippi. Most recently, he was the Deputy Superintendent at San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico. Dodson has a wealth of experience in all aspects of park operations including Facility Management, Interpretation, Visitor Services, Cultural and Natural Resources, and Visitor Protection.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the staff, concession operators, and partners of FortSumterNational Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site,” Dodson said. “My experience working at parks with complex cultural resources preservation programs has given me a special appreciation for the history they embody and the need to preserve these resources for future generations. Each of these important resources stand as reminders of pivotal decisions people made long ago that shaped the lives we live today.”
Dodson’s wife, Betsy, is an employee of the National Park Service with the Facility Management Division in Washington, DC. Their son, Aaron, is 14 years old.
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