The Friends of Charleston National Parks places great emphasis on education as a vital tool in fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of the parks’ significance. Through various educational efforts, the organization aims to connect people of all ages with the natural wonders and historical treasures within Charleston’s national parks. The Friends organize a variety of programs and activities, such as guided tours and guest speakers, offering visitors and local communities the opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage and conservation challenges within the parks.
The organization collaborates closely with schools, universities, and community groups to develop educational resources and curriculum materials that align with state standards. By providing these valuable resources, the Friends of Charleston National Parks actively promotes environmental stewardship, historical preservation, and outdoor learning experiences. The Friends believe that by empowering individuals with knowledge and understanding, they can inspire a sense of responsibility towards the parks and encourage future generations to become advocates for their protection and sustainable use. Through education efforts, the Friends of Charleston National Parks contribute to fostering a lifelong connection between people and the natural and historical treasures of the region.

A Visit to Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie National Historical Park

Journey back in time with the Charleston National Parks as they tell the stories of Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie, and the roles they played in the American Civil War. Included in this series are videos chronicling the outbreak of the Civil War, Robert Smalls’ helping others escape from slavery, and the Massachusetts 54th Infantry’s legendary storming of Battery Wagner. Click on the image below to watch the series.