• 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 »


Bookstore at Fort Sumter Visitor Center

The park's bookstores are operated by Eastern National, a cooperating association of the National Park Service. Eastern National offers books and other educational items relating to the interpretive themes of Fort Sumter National Monument. There are stores located at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square, at Fort Sumter, and at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center on Sullivan's Island. A percentage of the proceeds from all sales are donated to the interpretive program of Fort Sumter National Monument.

To contact the park bookstore, call 843-577-0242 x 12 or send e-mail.

You can also browse and purchase a limited selection of material online.

Did You Know?

South Carolina state flag

The palmetto tree has been a symbol of South Carolina since June 28, 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC