Fort Sumter Elevators Out Of Service
The elevators at Fort Sumter are out of service until further notice. Disabled visitors departing from Liberty Square will have access to restrooms on board the ferry boat while at Fort Sumter. For more information, please call (843) 883-3123.
Fort Moultrie Community Reading
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11
The National Park Service is pleased to announce a community poetry reading from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 30th at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center on Sullivan’s Island. The free public reading will be conducted by South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth, who has served as Poet-In- Residence at Fort Moultrie this spring, conducting writing workshops with students and the general public. Ms. Wentworth is a former resident of Sullivan’s Island and has written extensively about its unique landscape and history in many of her poems. Based on a true story, her award winning children’s story, Shackles, describes what happens when her sons dig up a set of slave shackles in their island backyard.
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