No Elevator Serivce 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 »
No Water or Restrooms at Fort Sumter
Due to a break in the Charleston water line supplying Fort Sumter, restrooms and drinking water are not available at the fort. Please bring drinking water with you if you plan to visit. Water and restrooms are available aboard the ferries.
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?
Fort Sumter National Monument has one of the best collections of 19th century seacoast artillery anywhere in the United States. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC