Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina

South Carolina

Fort Sumter National Monument

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

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  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • Certified Local Governments are grass-roots partners in historic preservation. They are eligible to receive grants and technical expertise.

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives revitalize communities by encouraging private sector rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

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  • Land & Water Conservation Fund matching grants help states and communities provide open spaces and healthy recreation places for people.

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  • The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

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  • Preserve America matching grants protect community character and economic vitality through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation.

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  • RTCA provides expertise and empowers communities to protect their own special places for conservation and outdoor recreation.

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  • Save America’s Treasures matching grants to historic properties and museum collections preserve our nation’s unique, irreplaceable cultural heritage.

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South Carolina Highlights

  • Conservation at work

    Save America's Treasures grant

    Birth of submarine warfare

    Warren Lasch Conservation Center

    The H. L. Hunley was a Civil War engineering marvel and the first submarine used successfully in combat.

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  • Local running club along the Nation Ford Greenway

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Local trail provides key link to new trail system

    Fort Mill, South Carolina

    Learn how the Nation Ford Greenway is coordinating its development with the proposed Carolina Thread Trail.

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  • Willliam Aiken House after rehabilitation

    Preservation Tax Credit

    Crafted with care

    Charleston, South Carolina

    Restored to its historical appearance, this elegant Charleston house serves as venue for weddings and other events.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/12.