• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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    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 »

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    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.

Soldiers Through Time 2009

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Date: September 23, 2009
Contact: Dawn Davis, (843) 883-3123 x 23

On Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, 2009 Fort Moultrie will present a Soldiers Through Time living history event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Park rangers and reenactors will portray soldiers of the major time periods of Fort Moultrie’s history from the Revolutionary War through World War II.

On Friday, reenactors will present World War II Coast Artillery programs throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, reenactors will portray important periods in the history of Fort Moultrie by wearing uniforms from the American Revolution, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War II. Visitors will be able to see the changes that took place in the uniforms, weapons, and related items carried and used by soldiers from 1776 to 1945. On Saturday, these reenactors will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with formal presentations at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. All activities and programs will take place inside Fort Moultrie and are free.

The year 2009 marks the bicentennial (200th year) of the Fort Moultrie one sees today. Located on Sullivan`s Island, there have been three forts on this site since 1776. The first Fort Moultrie, build of palmetto logs and sand, is the location of the first major Patriot victory of the American Revolution on June 28, 1776. Abandoned after the war, this fort was replaced by a second Fort Moultrie in 1798, but was destroyed by an 1804 hurricane. The current Fort Moultrie was completed in 1809 and was not closed by the US Army until 1947.

For more information call the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center at (843) 883-3123 x 20.

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