Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War began. Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861 when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back. Exhibits at the Visitor Education Center focus on the growing sectionalism between the North and the South, and how the conflict at Fort Sumter began the Civil War.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 8:30AM-5PM.

School

Learn about the battle, and see a model of how the fort appeared in 1860. This is also the primary departure point for groups wishing to visit the fort itself. Guided tours of Fort Sumter can be had on a number of topics, including Civil War cannons and artillery, and the historic flags present at the fort during the war. Visitors can also see Fort Moultrie, which was started in 1776 and modernized roughly 100 years later.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Phone: 843-883-3123

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Registration: Phone. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War began. Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861 when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back. Exhibits at the Visitor Education Center focus on the growing sectionalism between the North and the South, and how the conflict at Fort Sumter began the Civil War.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 8:30AM-5PM.

Scouts

Learn about the battle, and see a model of how the fort appeared in 1860. This is also the primary departure point for groups wishing to visit the fort itself. Guided tours of Fort Sumter can be had on a number of topics, including Civil War cannons and artillery, and the historic flags present at the fort during the war. Visitors can also see Fort Moultrie, which was started in 1776 and modernized roughly 100 years later.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Phone: 843-883-3123

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Registration: Phone. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War began. Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861 when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back. Exhibits at the Visitor Education Center focus on the growing sectionalism between the North and the South, and how the conflict at Fort Sumter began the Civil War.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 8:30AM-5PM.

Camp

Learn about the battle, and see a model of how the fort appeared in 1860. This is also the primary departure point for groups wishing to visit the fort itself. Guided tours of Fort Sumter can be had on a number of topics, including Civil War cannons and artillery, and the historic flags present at the fort during the war. Visitors can also see Fort Moultrie, which was started in 1776 and modernized roughly 100 years later.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Phone: 843-883-3123

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Registration: Phone. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is where the American Civil War began. Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861 when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back. Exhibits at the Visitor Education Center focus on the growing sectionalism between the North and the South, and how the conflict at Fort Sumter began the Civil War.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 8:30AM-5PM.

Homeschool

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Civil War.

contact info
Phone: 843-883-3123

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Registration: Phone. Cost: Free Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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