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.
A special park use (SPU) is defined as a short-term activity that takes place in a park area, and that:
Each request to permit a special park use or to renew authorization of an existing use will be reviewed and evaluated by the park superintendent.
Appropriate fees for cost recovery, as well as performance bond and liability insurance requirements, will be imposed, consistent with applicable statutory authorities and regulations. All costs incurred by the park service in writing the permit, monitoring, providing protection services, restoring park areas, or otherwise supporting a special park use will be reimbursed by the permittee. When appropriate, the Park Service will also include a fair charge for the use of the land or facility.
Please note that you may only apply for a Special Use Permit for activities that are to take place within 12 months of the application's date.
To apply for a Special Use Permit, call Mark Davis at (843) 883-3123 x 25 or send e-mail. For detailed information on permit procedures and costs, please review these documents:
Did You Know?
The incomplete palmetto-log fort used by Patriots during the June 28, 1776 battle of Sullivan's Island had no official name. Called Fort Sullivan by the British, the fort was later named Fort Moultrie in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC