Do you love American Civil War history? Then check out Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. Visitors can learn about this infamous spot of the first clash between the Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War, in which the Union forces finally surrendered after a 34-hour bombardment by the Rebels.

See Where the American Civil War Began at Fort Sumter National Monument

There is no finer place to step back into Civil War history than the Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. This iconic place is where the civil war first began and the Union and Confederate Armies first clashed. On April 12,1861 the Confederate army opened fire on the fort, starting one of America's most infamous wars. today, Visitors can still see where walls were hit with artillery fire, and the original flag that was flown high above Fort Sumter before the Union Army surrendered. 

Your visit begins with a 10-minute talk upon arrival by a Fort Sumter Ranger. You are then free to explore the grounds on your own with a self-guided tour of the historical landmark. Visit the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center where you can learn all about the history of Fort Sumter and the Civil War through exhibits, photographs, and video presentations.

The Civil War changed the course of American history, and a visit to Fort Sumter National Monument gives you the change to explore this time.


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