For Teachers

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Students posing before riding the boat to Fort Sumter.

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Fort Sumter: See where the Civil War began

Bring your students to Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie where they can experience the power of history. Whether you bring your class to the forts or just visit us online, here are some resources to help you bring history to life.

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Students help raise the U.S. Flag at Fort Sumter

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Plan a Field Trip

Fort Sumter National Monument consists of two fortifications: Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie. Your class can visit one or both sites. In this section, you will find information to help your coordinate a field trip to Fort Sumter or plant a visit to Fort Moultrie.

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Young Visitor showing off his Junior Ranger badge on Junior Range Day 2016

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Become a Junior Ranger

We are always looking for new recruits to be Junior Rangers at Fort Sumter National Monument. Learn more about this National Park site and become a Junior Ranger.

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This trading card shares details of the raising of this 33-star United State Flag over Fort Sumter on Dec. 27 1860.

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Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards

Collect all 11 trading cards at Fort Sumter National Monument's three sites (Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and Liberty Square) to learn more about America's journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights.

Last updated: June 6, 2016

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