• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

Things To Do

Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie are incredible historic sites that tell a story of centuries of defense in the United States. From self-guiding to ranger-led tours, opportunities to learn about these sites are available for visitors of all ages!

While visiting the parks please remember that these are commemorative areas set aside by the American people to remember the sacrifices that were made here; recreational activities are limited.

 

Outdoor Activities
Explore options for outdoor experiences at Fort Sumter National Monument units throughout the Charleston area.

 

Indoor Activities
Explore the several visitor centers and museums at Fort Sumter National Monument units throughout the Charleston area.

 

Guided Tours
Learn about opportunities for guided experiences at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie.

Did You Know?

A portion of the 33-star United States flag, also known as the Fort Sumter garrison flag

On April 14, 1865, Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson came out of retirement to re-raise the same U.S. flag over Fort Sumter that he had lowered in surrender four years earlier. This flag is now on exhibit at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC