All park sites will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1). This includes Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and Fort Moultrie.
Slave Dwelling Project
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11
Have you ever slept in a slave cabin? Joseph McGill can tell you what it’s like. Over the last year, he has stayed overnight in rural cabins and urban slave quarters throughout the southeast to raise public awareness for the need to preserve them. This impressive project has called attention to these endangered buildings and their historical significance to the American landscape.
Did You Know?
Fort Sumter's island was constructed with a foundation of over 70,000 tons of granite and other rock. For over a decade contractors from as far away as New York and the Boston area delivered this material by ship and dumped it on a shoal in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC