Carolina Day 2012
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11
Fort Sumter National Monument invites you to celebrate Carolina Day with a free day of special programs at Fort Moultrie on Thursday, June 28. This year's event features Revolutionary War musket demonstrations, fife and drum music, and a period medical program. The programs will be ongoing throughout the day, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The fort and visitor center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the normal entrance fee will be waived for the day.
Carolina Day, observed every year on June 28 throughout South Carolina, commemorates the successful defeat of British land and naval forces by Carolina and Virginia patriots on June 28, 1776. This was the first decisive victory by the American Colonies in their fight for independence and prevented the British from gaining a foothold into South Carolina for another four years. This year marks the 236th anniversary of the battle of Sullivan's Island.
Fort Moultrie is administered by the National Park Service as a unit of Fort Sumter National Monument. Located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, the fort and visitor center are open daily from 9:00-5:00 except for New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. The entrance fee to tour Fort Moultrie is $3.00 for adults (16-61), $1.o0 for seniors (62+) or $5.00 for a family. For more information, call (843) 883-3123.
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