April 1, 2016
Contact: Bill Martin
, (843) 883-3123 x211
Fort Sumter National Monument will close the fishing pier and wildlife viewing platform behind the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center to install improved railings and a new gate for accessibility. The closure begins Monday, April 18, 2016 and is expected to last until Friday, May 6. "We are excited about re-investing recreational user fees into a project to improve a popular visitor feature of the Fort Moultrie site. We are committed to re-opening as soon as the work is complete and it's safe to access," said Acting Park Superintendent Laura Segars.
Fort Moultrie is located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan's Island. The site is administered by the National Park Service as a unit of Fort Sumter National Monument. Fort Moultrie represents the entire history of static seacoast defense in the United States, from the American Revolution through World War II. The site is open daily from 9:00-5:00 and includes a visitor center with museum exhibits and an orientation film. An entrance fee of $3 for adults and $1 for senior citizens is charged to tour Fort Moultrie.
This year, 2016, marks the Centennial of the National Park Service's establishment. To celebrate, the National Park Service is working on new ways to help connect visitors to parks and help them find their parks. Come find yours today!
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