• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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Fort Sumter Visitor Center Restrooms Close for Water System Replacement

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Date: October 30, 2013
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11

The National Park Service will close the regular public restrooms in the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square starting on Monday, November 4, 2013 to replace the failing water pumping system. The work is expected to take three to four days. Two portable toilets will be available, including one accessible to disabled visitors. The Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center is located at 340 Concord Street in Charleston, next to the South Carolina Aquarium.

Fort Sumter National Monument is administered by the National Park Service. Along with the fort in Charleston Harbor, the monument includes the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square in Charleston and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island. The park sites are open daily except for New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. For more information, call the park at (843) 883-3123. 

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