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 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?
Union Maj. Robert Anderson, commanding Fort Sumter, and Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding Charleston's forces during the first battle of the Civil War, knew each other since the 1830s. Anderson was Beauregard's artillery instructor at West Point. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC