Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center
Daily ranger programs are available depending upon the season. Space for each program is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.
Other outdoor activities include:
All other activities including events, commercial filming (photo or video), and etc. require a Special Use Permit. Contact the Special Use Permits Office at (843) 883-3123 x25.
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