No Elevator Serivce at Fort Sumter
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 »
No Water or Restrooms at Fort Sumter
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.
Youth Conservation Corps 2006
Contact: Sherry Webster, (843) 883-3123 x 12
(Sullivan’s Island, SC) – 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 Mt. 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.
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