The Story Behind This Historic South Carolina Fort Will Fascinate You

Just off the South Carolina coast and almost a stone’s throw from Charleston, there’s an island fortification rich with American history. This man-made structure in the middle of Charleston Harbor is credited with having had the first shots of the Civil War fired upon it 156 years ago. The history of this historic fort is fascinating.

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Have you explored Fort Sumter in person and did you see these unique artifacts embedded in the walls of this historic island fortress? We’d love to know and hear about your adventure in our comments!

To learn about Fort Sumter’s neighboring fortress in the Charleston Harbor, read all about the Lost National Park In South Carolina.