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.
National Get Outdoors Day
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11
Fort Sumter National Monument will host a National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) event at Liberty Square in downtown Charleston from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012. This GO Day event will offer a mix of information centers and active fun areas - places where guests, and especially kids, can play with historic games and toys, play games that are ecologically related to the Low Country, and visit with area organizations about outdoor recreational opportunities and healthy living. Partners for this event include the South Carolina Aquarium, Boy Scouts of America, the US Forest Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, among others. Photo opportunities with National Park Trust mascot Buddy the Bison and US Forest Service mascot Smokey Bear will be provided. The event and visitor center are free.
Did You Know?
The palmetto tree has been a symbol of South Carolina since June 28, 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC