Fort Sumter National Monument


Visited: March 2019

Duration: 1/2 day

Accommodations: Charleston, SC

Civil War stop #2 on our Spring Break Civil War Expedition was Fort Sumter. What a great place.  We stopped in the visitor center in downtown Charleston and signed up for the last ferry ride of the day.  On the ferry the kids worked on their Junior Rangers (just about all of the answers are in the talk during the ride out to the island. (FYI)

When arriving at the island we did a self guided tour (remember to grab a guide).  We also were able to witness and volunteer for the lowering of the flag. Here we listened to a talk about all of the flags that have flown over Fort Sumter; The 33 star, The 35 star, the Flag of the Palmetto Guard, the South Carolina state flag and The Stars and Bars.  If you can I suggest doing the last tour of the day, you don’t want to miss this.

We walked around the rest of the fort looking at the cannons and enjoying the displays inside the visitor center.


The kids earned their Junior Rangers at the island and that was a wrap! What a great day!

Another Civil war site down and much more to go.  Junior Ranger badges earned and Passport Stamp received.

Until the next time, join us tomorrow when we visit Charles Pinckney and find out how he fits in to South Carolina history. Thanks for visiting.


4 Comments on “Fort Sumter National Monument

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  2. Hi there! We are headed to Fort Sumter this weekend! I’d love the stamp book you have for my kids to get stamped at each place we visit. Do you mind me asking where you found it?? Thanks so much!!!


    • You can find the Passport Book at any National Park Service Visitor Center. The Fort Sumter Visitor Center is awesome and will definitely have it. Enjoy your trip.


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