• 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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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?

Artist's rendition of the opening shot of the American Civil War with Fort Sumter in the distance.

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