• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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  • 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.

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Created as a 501c.3 non-profit organization, The Fort Sumter – Fort Moultrie Historic Trust serves as a supporting arm of the Fort Sumter National Monument and the National Park Service’s efforts to preserve, protect and enhance the park for the benefit and education of the public.

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Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust



Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie are home to the rarest collection of American seacoast artillery in existence. Cannons manufactured as early as 1830 desperately need restoration after decades in harsh outdoor environments at both forts.

The Fort Sumter - Fort Moultrie Historical Trust has created Adopt-A-Cannon to help fund high-priority conservation by the Warren Lasch Conservation Center, renowned for ground-breaking work with the H.L. Hunley submarine.

Imagine putting your hands on historic cannons knowing you helped preserve these rare and priceless "witnesses" to American history. Individuals, groups, and organizations who contribute to preservation of these relics will be invited to observe the conservation process on-site at Fort Moultrie or Fort Sumter.

Please click here to lend your support. Thank you for helping preserve our treasured history. You can play an important part just by discussing the program with others who may also be interested.

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