Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter. There is only one way to get here, but boat.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
This new sectioin houses the park visitor center, gift shop and rest rooms.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
The walls were higher in 1861.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
A cannon points to the sea.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
A shell that stuck in a wall of the fort.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
Gun emplacement, now bricked up.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
Damage from the bombardment at the start of the American Civil War.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
A battery of cannon.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
Note how the cannon could be swiveled on the rail beneath it.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
Old cannon with nothing to fire at.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
Upper walls today.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
A cannon aims out of the wall from a gun emplacement.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter today from the pier.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
The bombardment of Fort Sumter marked the beginning of the American Civil War.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
Approaching Fort Sumter, the locations of the gun emplacements can be seen in the fort's wall.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
A closer view of the wall.
Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter
Grandpa arrives at Fort Sumter.
Fort Sumter