No Elevator Serivce at Fort Sumter
The museum, restrooms, bookstore, and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs. For more information, visit the link below or please call (843) 883-3123. More »
No Water or Restrooms at Fort Sumter
Due to a break in the Charleston water line supplying Fort Sumter, restrooms and drinking water are not available at the fort. Please bring drinking water with you if you plan to visit. Water and restrooms are available aboard the ferries.
Fort Sumter Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Flag Day
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11
Fort Sumter National Monument will celebrate the 95th anniversary of Flag Day with two days of free activities on Saturday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 14 at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Adults and children alike can come and learn about the history and heritage that surrounds our nation’s flag and other historical flags. There will be hands on activities and an activity sheet for the children to take on their boat ride to Fort Sumter.
Did You Know?
The first human death of the Civil War occurred on April 14, 1861, the day after the battle of Fort Sumter ended. Private Daniel Hough died when the cannon he was loading (for the Union's 100-gun salute to the U.S. flag) discharged prematurely. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC