• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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  • No Elevator Service 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 »

Nearby Attractions

National Park Service Sites

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

 


Other Attractions

Boone Hall Plantation
843-884-4371

Charleston Museum
843-722-2996

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
843-852-4200

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
843-881-5930

South Carolina Aquarium
843-720-1990

For more information on the Charleston area, please contact the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Did You Know?

42-pounder cannon, Model 1845, at Fort Sumter

The first Union shot of the Civil War was fired by Captain Abner Doubleday. He was the second senior officer at Fort Sumter, under Major Robert Anderson. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC