Fort Sumter Elevators Out Of Service
The elevators at Fort Sumter are out of service until further notice. Disabled visitors departing from Liberty Square will have access to restrooms on board the ferry boat while at Fort Sumter. For more information, please call (843) 883-3123.
Nearby National Park News
Located 120 miles northwest of Charleston in Hopkins, SC, Congaree National Park is home to the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent! Experience champion trees, towering to record size amidst astonishing biodiversity.
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Just 11 miles from Charleston in Mount Pleasant, SC, Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is the last remaining 28 acres of Charles Pinckney's plantation Snee Farm. Charles Pinckney was a significant contributor to and signer of the United States Constitution.
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Located 122 miles southwest of Charleston in Savannah, GA, Fort Pulaski National Monument demonstrates the quickly changing technology of war. In the days before the Civil War, brick forts were America's main defense against overseas enemies. In one two-day battle during the Civil War, new technology proved its superiority to brick forts. The Union army used rifled cannons to compel a surrender by Confederates inside Fort Pulaski. No one ever built a brick fort again after the battle.
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Did You Know?
On April 14, 1865, Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson came out of retirement to re-raise the same U.S. flag over Fort Sumter that he had lowered in surrender four years earlier. This flag is now on exhibit at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC