• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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    The ramp will be out of service for maintenance starting the morning of Friday, July 11 for maintenance until at least 12:00 PM. Visitors with wheelchairs should plan on taking a later boat. For the latest information, call (843) 883-3123.

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Carolina Day 2013

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Date: May 28, 2013
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11

Fort Sumter National Monument invites you to celebrate Carolina Day at Fort Moultrie with Revolutionary War era demonstrations on Friday, June 28, 2013. Living Historians will portray members of the 2nd South Carolina Regiment including 18th century weapons demonstrations, medical programs, children's musket drills and camp life as it was in 1776. Programs start at 10:00 AM with the final presentation at 4:00 PM.

On June 28, 1776 the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, under the command of Colonel William Moultrie, fought a day-long battle against nine British warships. This early patriot victory was the first in the American fight for independence and prevented the British from gaining a foothold into South Carolina for another four years.This year marks the 237th 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), $1.00 for seniors (62+) or $5.00 for a family. For more information, call (843) 883-3123.

Did You Know?

South Carolina state flag

The palmetto tree has been a symbol of South Carolina since June 28, 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC