Civil War Sesquicentennial
April 12, 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of America's plunge into its bloodiest war. Fort Sumter National Monument will observe this historic occasion with nine days of living history programs.
For more information, visit the National Park Service Civil War Sesquicentennial site.
Did You Know?
The palmetto tree has been a symbol of South Carolina since June 28, 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC