By Dawn Davis for Island Eye News
With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Fort Sumter National Monument which includes Fort Moultrie, and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site will resume regular operations on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The employees at Fort Sumter NM and Charles Pinckney NHS are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks.
The park is very thankful for Fort Sumter Tours who have been financing the opening of Fort Sumter and the Liberty Square Visitor Education on a daily bases since January 15, 2019. The generosity of the park’s concessioner provided opportunities for visitors from across the country to tour the fort and explore its significance in the history of the United States.
Concession-operated ferry boats depart daily from Liberty Square in Charleston, and from Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. The Liberty Square departure point also houses the park’s primary visitor center and museum, and is located at 340 Concord Street in Charleston. For information on ferry departure schedules and prices, call Fort Sumter Tours, Inc. at (843) 722-2628 or visit them online at www.fortsumtertours.com. Fort Moultrie is located at 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island and is accessible by car. Charles Pinckney National Historical Site is a 28-acre remnant of Charles Pinckney’s Snee Farm plantation, located at 1254 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC.
For more information on park news, events and programs you can follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FtSumterNPS and www.facebook.com/PinckneyNPS. Visit the park websites at www.nps.gov/fosu and www.nps.goc/chpi. Call 843-883-3123 for Fort Sumter NM or 843-881-5516 for Charles Pinckney NHS.