Inspiring Appreciation & Support for Charleston's National Parks

As the official philanthropic partner of Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, we inspire appreciation and support for Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, U.S. Coast Guard Historic District at Sullivan’s Island, including Charleston Light, and Charles Pinckney.

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Friends of Charleston National Parks

Who We Are

preserving & promoting iconic national treasures

Friends of Charleston National Parks is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich history of several iconic national treasures – Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island, The Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, and the Charleston Light on Sullivan’s Island.

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What We Do

Inspiring appreciation and support for Charleston National Parks

As the official philanthropic partner of Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Friends of Charleston National Parks (Friends) inspires appreciation and support for the National Park Service sites located in the Charleston communities. Your generous donation supports education and preservation efforts at Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, U.S. Coast Guard Historic District at Sullivan’s Island, including Charleston Light, and Charles Pinckney. The Friends are building a broad network of philanthropic supporters dedicated to committing their financial resources to preserve and engage people in the park. The Friends and NPS work together to develop partnership projects and programs that address park priorities and have the potential to generate philanthropic support.

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There are several ways to donate to the Friends of Charleston National Parks and support the organization’s efforts to preserve and promote the history of these historic sites.

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Next Event

June 29-30 | Battle of Sullivan’s Island / Living History Weekend

Join us on Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30 in commemorating the 248th Anniversary of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island with programs and weapon firing demonstrations.

Visitors of all ages will have the chance to experience the American Revolution through the life of a soldier at Fort Moultrie located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island. The Friends will host youth scavenger hunts on Saturday, June 29.

Saturday, June 29
Musket Demonstration: 10:30, 13:00, 15:30
Artillery Demonstration: 11:00, 13:30, 16:00
Living History Programs: 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00

Sunday, June 30
Open Living History Encampment: 10:00 – 13:00

Entrance fees are waived for the family-friendly event.