The first shot of the Civil War happened here on April 12, 1861. A day later, the fort surrendered and evacuated. A few years later in 1863, the Union started a Navy and Army attachment to regain possession of the fort.
Extensive restoration has been made to the fort over the years. Today you can step back in history and walk the island to learn where the Civil War began.
Fort Sumter was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 and is now a National Park.
This ¾" thick wooden keepsake is handcrafted in the U.S. It can sit neatly on a shelf, wainscoting, or window/door trim to remind you of a special place you've visited or dream of visiting someday.
A short description is written on the back. Look for Casper, our mascot black cat, taking up residence within the design. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!