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Fort Sumter National Monument

Listed under Military History in South Carolina, United States.

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Fort Sumter National Monument is located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is the site of the beginning of the American Civil War, where the first shots were fired sending the country into divided sides. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later.

The Fort Sumter National Monument encompasses 3 different sites including the original Fort Sumter, Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center and the Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. The original fort is accessible through a ferry from the visitor center.

Fort Sumter is open year round except for New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

Fort Sumter National Monument website.

Written by  Cassandra Lund.

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