• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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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?

Composite photos of Maj. Anderson (left) and Gen. Beauregard (right)

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