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Created as a 501c.3 non-profit organization, The Friends of Charleston National Parks serves as a supporting arm of Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, Charles Pinckney National Historic Site and the National Park Service’s efforts to preserve, protect and enhance the park for the benefit and education of the public.

For more information: Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust

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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: May 14, 2023

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1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482


(843) 577-0242

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