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.
Book Signing and Gallery Showing
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
The National Park Service is pleased to announce the debut of a new children’s book, Jack the Cat that Went to War, about the garrison cat at Fort Sumter. Through the eyes of Jack, youngsters can explore antebellum Charleston, learn about slavery, experience Fort Sumter during the Civil War, and appreciate the impact of the war on liberty. From 3:00–5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2011 the author, artist, models and the 21 original oil paintings for the book will be at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square in Charleston. Children of all ages are welcome. Copies of the first edition will be available in the park’s bookstore for signing.
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