• 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.

YCC 2007

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Date: May 10, 2007
Contact: Pamela Cook, (843) 883-3123 x 42

Fort Sumter National Monument is accepting applications for a summer employment program for young men and women, ages 15 through 18. The National Park Service will provide gainful employment for males and females of all social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds through a Youth Conservation Corps Program (YCC) designed to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands.

YCC requirements are that enrollees must be permanent residents of the US and must furnish a Social Security Number. Applicants will be responsible for proper work clothing and transportation to the work sites at Fort Sumter National Monument on Sullivan’s Island and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant.

Participants will engage in such projects as preservation work, lawn and ground improvements, painting, maintenance, visitor services, and other worthwhile projects. The work is planned to provide the participants with a better understanding of their environment and the management of public owned resources.

YCC consists of an eight-week program offering a minimum wage rate of $5.15 per hour. There are two positions to be filled. The program will run for eight weeks, from June 18 through August 10, 2007. For more information, contact your school’s guidance counselor or Fort Sumter National Monument at (843) 883-3123. All applications must be received on or before June 8, 2007.

Did You Know?

The 33-star United States flag flown atop Fort Sumter during the opening bombardment of the Civil War in 1861, on exhibit at Fort Sumter

The first human death of the Civil War occurred on April 14, 1861, the day after the battle of Fort Sumter ended. Private Daniel Hough died when the cannon he was loading (for the Union's 100-gun salute to the U.S. flag) discharged prematurely. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC