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.
Lighthouse Lecture 2009
Contact: Carlin Timmons, (843) 881-5516
(Sullivan's Island, SC) – The National Park Service invites the public to a special lecture by the architect of the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse, Jack Graham, at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 26, 2009. The program takes place on the grounds of the US Coast Guard Historic District at 1815 I'On Avenue near Station 18-½ on Sullivan’s Island. Graham studied under architect Louis Kahn at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. He designed the concept plan for the lighthouse in 1959 while serving in the Coast Guard. Now retired, Graham will be reconnecting with an early project on the occasion of his 75th birthday. The public is invited to join the celebration. The 1962 lighthouse was turned over to Fort Sumter National Monument in 2008. For this event, the grounds, quarters' cupola and boathouse will be open to the public from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Because of safety concerns, only the base of the lighthouse will be open. All activities are free.
In case of inclement weather the program will be moved into the boathouse. For more information, call Fort Moultrie at (843) 883-3123.
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