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.
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 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