Fort Sumter Elevators Out Of Service
The elevators at Fort Sumter are out of service until further notice. Disabled visitors departing from Liberty Square will have access to restrooms on board the ferry boat while at Fort Sumter. For more information, please call (843) 883-3123.
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 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