• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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October 03, 2014
Free Fort Moultrie Admission Days 2015
Fort Moultrie will offer free admission on nine days in 2015!

July 22, 2014
Tourism to Charleston Area National Park sites creates $47,530,400 in Economic Benefit
A new report shows that 863,316 visitors in 2013 spent $47,530,400 supporting 675 jobs in the local economy.

July 14, 2014
National Lighthouse Day 2014
Join us in celebrating National Lighthouse Day with an open house at the Sullivan's Island Lighthouse.

June 03, 2014
Free Carolina Day Activities at Fort Moultrie
Celebrate the 238th anniversary of Carolina Day with at Fort Moultrie, where it all began. All activities are free and the normal entrance fee is waived all weekend!

May 22, 2014
Free Programs for Flag Day
Celebrate Flag Day at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center in Charleston with free activities for children and families.

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