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Your interest in supporting Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park is deeply appreciated. We rely heavily on the generosity and kindness of our visitors, and we thank you for your support. If you choose to make a gift to the site, it will be used to support preservation and programming or may be directed to a specific purpose such as acquisitions.

You may donate directly to the park or through our friends group, the Friends of Charleston National Parks.


Historic objects, manuscripts, books and other related items that have a direct relationship with Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie may be donated to the park's museum collection, where they are preserved for future generations to enjoy and learn. Contact our curatorial team to discuss anything you are considering donating to the park's collection.

10" Columbiad at Fort Sumter
10" Columbiad at Fort Sumter conserved through the funds raised in the Adopt-A-Cannon program.

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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 Friends of Charleston National Parks 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.

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.

Last updated: November 12, 2023

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