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.
Veterans Day Weekend at Fort Moultrie
Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-3123 x 11
On Saturday, November 10, 2011, Fort Moultrie will present Sol¬diers Through Time, a living history event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Re-en¬actors will portray soldiers of the major periods of Fort Moultrie's history from the Revolution¬ary War through World War II. Additionally, the normal entrance fee will be waived from November 10-12.
Visitors will see a variety of programs including the progression of uniforms from 1776-1947, historic weapons demonstrations, children's musket programs, drills and garrison duties. Programs will start at 10:00 a.m. with the final presentation ending at 4:00 p.m. each day. The entrance fee to Fort Moultrie will be waived for the entire weekend as part of the National Park Service's commitment to honor our nation's veterans for Veterans Day.
Located on Sullivan's Island, there have been three forts on this site since 1776. The first Fort Moultrie, built 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, which was then destroyed by an 1804 hurricane. The current Fort Moultrie was completed in 1809 and was not closed by the US Army until 1947. Fort Moultrie is a unit of Fort Sumter National Monument and is located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. The fort and visitor center are open daily from 9:00-5:00 except for New Year's, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. For more information, call (843)883-3123.
Did You Know?
The first shot of the American Civil War didn't hit anything. It was a 10-inch mortar shell, fired from Fort Johnson, that exploded above Fort Sumter as a signal for Confederate artillery to open fire on the Union-held fort. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC