No Elevator Serivce at Fort Sumter
The museum, restrooms, bookstore, and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs. For more information, visit the link below or please call (843) 883-3123. More »
No Water or Restrooms at Fort Sumter
Due to a break in the Charleston water line supplying Fort Sumter, restrooms and drinking water are not available at the fort. Please bring drinking water with you if you plan to visit. Water and restrooms are available aboard the ferries.
New Zealand Ambassador Visits
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123
On Sunday, October 23, 2005 Ambassador of New Zealand John Wood and guests visited the Fort Sumter Group Parks. Superintendent John Tucker and Chief Ranger Fran Norton escorted Ambassador Wood, Senior Economist Robert P. O'Quinn of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, and Mr. Bill Lane of Caterpillar, Inc. on a tour of Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Historian Rick Hatcher provided interpretive talks at all the sites.
The group departed for Fort Sumter on a concession ferry from the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center in downtown Charleston. After lunch at park headquarters, the group toured Fort Moultrie. The event wrapped up with a tour of Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant.
There were no incidents.
Did You Know?
Fort Moultrie is the only unit of the National Park System where the entire 171-year history of American seacoast defense (1776-1947) can be traced. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC