• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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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.

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.

Did You Know?

William Moultrie

The incomplete palmetto-log fort used by Patriots during the June 28, 1776 battle of Sullivan's Island had no official name. Called Fort Sullivan by the British, the fort was later named Fort Moultrie in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC