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.
Protection & Education
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.
Donate, Become a Member, or Volunteer
Ways to Give
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.
Stay informed of events, news, and opportunities to join in our efforts to protect the natural and cultural assets of Charleston’s National Parks.
October 7 | Beacons through time
Join us with Artist-in-Park, Christian Fiedler, as he guides us through his motivation and inspiration to use solargraphy to artistically capture Charleston Light, known locally as the Sullivan’s Island lighthouse.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a folding chair or blanket, bug spray, and a flashlight. In the event of rain, the presentation will move inside to the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center on Sullivan’s Island.
Parking is limited to available off-street parking.
Visitor’s Center at Fort Moultrie