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Charles Pinckney National Historic Site- The historic site was established to interpret Charles Pinckney's role in the development of the United States Constitution, his plantation, and the transition of the United States from a group of colonies to a young nation.
Fort Moultrie National Monument- Fort Moultrie is located in the Low country of coastal South Carolina, near Charleston. Fort Moultrie's history covers 171 years of seacoast defense, including the first decisive victory in the American Revolution and firing onto Fort Sumter during the first battle of the Civil War.

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Fort Sumter National Monument
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Fort Sumter National Monument
Description - The first engagement of the Civil War took place here on April 12, 1861. The park also embraces Fort Moultrie, scene of the patriot victory of June 28, 1776 - one of the early defeats of the British in the Revolutionary War. Together the forts reflect 171 years of seacoast defense.

Recreation - A history tape is played during the tour boat ride to Fort Sumter. Ranger orientations are given for every tour boat. A small museum shop is operated at the fort.

Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Snow and freezing temperatures are possible in the winter at the higher elevations. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - The concessionaire's tour boats leave from Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, or the City Marina on Lockwood Blvd., just south of US-17 in Charleston. For visitors to the City Marina, parking at the Charleston Visitor Center (on Meeting Street) and using the DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) service is recommended. For private boats, Fort Sumter is 3.33 miles from Charleston at the harbor entrance.


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Contact Information:
Fort Sumter National Monument, 1214 Middle Street , Sullivan's Island, SC, 29482, Phone: 803-883-3123

Additional Information:
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site - The historic site was established to interpret Charles Pinckney's role in the development of the United States Constitution, his plantation, and the transition of the United States from a group of colonies to a young nation.
Lowcountry Region - The Lowcountry Region of South Carolina includes the Atlantic coast and the coastal plain. It covers the area south and east from Sumter.
South Carolina National Forests & Parks - The South Carolina Forests and Parks includes areas managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service. These areas are scattered throughout the state.
South Carolina's Historic Sites -

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Fort Sumter National Monument - Official agency website

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