• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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  • No Elevator Serivce at Fort Sumter

    The museum, restrooms, bookstore, and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs. For more information, visit the link below or please call (843) 883-3123. More »

  • No Water or Restrooms at Fort Sumter

    Due to a break in the Charleston water line supplying Fort Sumter, restrooms and drinking water are not available at the fort. Please bring drinking water with you if you plan to visit. Water and restrooms are available aboard the ferries.

National Park Night at the RiverDogs

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Date: April 2, 2013
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11

Fort Sumter National Monument has partnered with the Charleston RiverDogs for a special "National Park Night" at the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Tuesday, April 23. Located at 360 Fishburne Street in Charleston, the gates open at 6:00 p.m. and the game starts at 7:05 p.m. The first 1,000 children will get small, squeezable baseballs and can earn a special RiverDogs Junior Ranger button.

A portion of online ticket sales will benefit the Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust, a nonprofit friends group that supports the programs of Fort Sumter National Monument. You can purchase game tickets online at www.riverdogs.com.

Junior Ranger Day is part of National Park Week, April 20-28, 2013. For more information about National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day, visit www.nps.gov/npweek. For more information about Fort Sumter National Monument, call (843) 883-3123.

Did You Know?

South Carolina state flag

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