• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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April 09, 2014
New Free Exhibit at Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center
A free temporary exhibit focusing on late local artist and actress Alicia Rhett, her family, and their ties to Fort Sumter will be on display at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center in Charleston.

March 13, 2014
Fort Sumter Hiring for Summer Youth Conservation Corps
Fort Sumter is hiring teens from 15-18 for summer work.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Charleston area National Park sites creates $47,694,900 in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 684 jobs in local economy.

February 20, 2014
Women's History Month Program at Fort Moultrie
Free Program at Fort Moultrie Highlights 1860s Southern Women

February 03, 2014
Free Programs Mark 150th Anniversary of Confederate Submarine Sinking US Ship
Free programs at Fort Moultrie all weekend include musket firing demonstrations, children's musket drills, and a program on the history of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.

January 14, 2014
Your Fee Dollars Help Preservation at Fort Moultrie
A project to preserve the ornamental iron fence around Osceola's grave is made possible, in part, by entrance fees paid at Fort Moultrie.

January 10, 2014
Fort Moultrie Announces Free Days in 2014
Several days in 2014 have been designated as fee-free! Come visit Fort Moultrie for no cost.

October 30, 2013
Fort Sumter Visitor Center Restrooms Close for Water System Replacement
Portable restrooms will be available on site beginning November 4, 2013 while the failing water pumping system is replaced.

October 25, 2013
Coast Guard District Open House November 10, 2013
Join us for an open house at the U.S. Coast Guard Historic District on Sullivan's Island. The grounds, quarters cupola, and Lifesaving Station boathouse will be open to the public from 1:00-5:00 PM.

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