Fort Sumter National Monument
340 Concord St.
Charleston Harbor, SC 29401
National Park: Birding, Hike, History, Picnic, Walk
America’s most tragic conflict ignited at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, when a chain reaction of social, economic and political events exploded into civil war. At the heart of these events was the issue of states rights versus federal authority flowing over the underlying issue of slavery.