Today is #NationalHydrationDay
! With the heat index over 100°F (38°C) it is important to keep hydrated. Here at Fort Sumter National Monument we have water fountains and refill stations at both Liberty Square and at the fort. #NPS
Photo: NPS\ Edwards
Juvenile ring billed gull found this morning by ranger Andy. The bird suffered from an entanglement injury which resulted in the loss of both feet and unfortunately the outcome does not look good. We aren't sure exactly what caused the injury but people please remember that what you chose to do can have a far greater impact than you may think.
In case you missed our historic weapons demonstration yesterday we will be doing it again on Dec 16 at 11am and 2pm. Come check us out here at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island!
Did you know that the marine isopod known as a sea slater, or wharf roach, can live up to 3 years?
Abner the double crested cormorant. Come visit him here at Fort Sumter NM!
Happy June!! Did you know today is National Say Something Nice Day!? Have you had a great experience at Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie recently? Has a ranger made you smile or helped you make a lasting memory? Let them know and Say Something Nice in the comments below!
#SaySomethingNice #SpreadtheLove #FortSumter #RangersofNPS
[image: Ranger Jessie holding a sign that reads "You Rock!"]
"From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain..." -A. Lincoln, Gettysburg Address.
On Memorial Day we remember and honor those who have given the last full measure of devotion for their country and its people. #MemorialDay #FortSumter #NPS
Join us today for a very special event! The Arrowhead Band from New Orleans Jazz National Historic Site (@jazznhp
) will be performing at Liberty Square at 11:00 am and Charles Pinckney NHS at 2:00 pm!
The interactive program follows the progression and history of jazz. The Arrowhead Band is made up of @nationalparkservice
musicians who love sharing this art form!
#FortSumter #FindYourPark #jazz #nps
Overheard at Liberty Square...
"What an enchanting morning for a boat ride!"
We'd have to agree! Come join us to soak up the rich history and beautiful scenery of Charleston on a trip to Fort Sumter!
#FortSumter #FindYourPark #NPS #CHS
Fort Sumter National Monument is ecstatic to work with Robert Wolfe, the park's new volunteer and 19th century historic weapons demonstrator. Thanks for your hard work! If you see Rob, make sure to say hi 🙂! Keep an eye on our Facebook page to learn more about our historic weapons demonstrations!
#FortSumter #NPS #VolunteersinParks #findyourpark