Fort Sumter National Monument Charleston, SC

On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter. Now a national monument, the fort is located on a small island just off of the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
265709
Names
Fort Sumter National Monument
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Timeline

1776
Construction of Fort Sumter National Monument
12 Apr 1861
Start of the Civil War
15 Oct 1966
Fort Sumter National Monument added to National Register of Historic Places
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National Register Data

Fort Sumter National Monument has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places with the following information. Note: some of this data may have become outdated since the listing date. View full NRHP data →

National Register ID
66000101
Date Listed
19661015
Name
Fort Sumter National Monument
Address
Charleston Harbor
City/Town
Charleston
County
Charleston
State
South Carolina
Category
district
Level of Significance
national
Years of Significance
1776; 1811; 1860
Areas of Significance
MILITARY; ENGINEERING; POLITICS/GOVERNMENT; ARCHITECTURE