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.
Sesquicentennial of the South Carolina Flag
Contact: Rick Hatcher, (843) 883-3123 x 22
Friday, January 28, 2011, will mark the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the state flag of South Carolina. A free program will be held in the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center at 2:30 p.m. to mark this historic event. On May 27, 2010, South Carolina Senate Bill 1450, co-sponsored by Senator George E. “Chip” Campsen III and Senator Daniel B. “Danny” Verdin III was passed by concurrent resolution, establishing January 28, 2011, as the “first annual South Carolina Flag Day.” The program will include an address on the flag by Dr. Eric Emerson, Director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and comments by Senators Campsen and Verdin. Entrance to the fort is free for the day.
Did You Know?
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