• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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Media requests should be directed to the Public Information Officer:

Bill Martin
(843) 883-3123 x 11
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If you have an urgent media request and the PIO is not available, please contact the Superintendent's office at (843) 883-3123 x 10.

Did You Know?

Fort Sumter as seen from the water.

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