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Contact: Bill Martin, (843) 883-8123 x211Fort Sumter National Monument offers engaging children's activities each month, and we will continue the fun on March 18th at 9:15 AM. This free, one-hour story time takes place once a month at Charleston Main Public Library and includes stories, songs, music, crafts and free play. The National Park Service Centennial Story Hour is geared for children ages 3-9 and is designed to give youth a fun introduction into the history and culture of our National Park sites here in the Charleston area including Fort Sumter National Monument, Fort Moultrie, and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. The theme for the March 18th session is "Charleston's famous Sweetgrass Baskets." The library is located at 68 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston.
Acting Chief of Interpretation Tony Paladino said, "There is tremendous public demand for this program and the park is so pleased to continue to offer this story hour in celebration of the National Park Service's centennial year. All are welcome to this entertaining and family-friendly event."
Fort Sumter is the site of the opening bombardment of the Civil War on April 12-13, 1861. Located in Charleston Harbor, the fort is only accessible by boat. Concession-operated ferry boats depart daily from the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at 340 Concord Street in Charleston, and from Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. For information on ferry departure schedules and prices, call Fort Sumter Tours, Inc. at (843) 722-2628 or visit them online at www.fortsumtertours.com.
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