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8:23 am on Monday March 11, 2013

Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie visits bring in $24 million

A report says that the Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site brought in 903,137 visitors in 2011, accounting for some $24 million in spending in the surrounding communities, and supporting 312 jobs.  
4:24 am on Monday March 11, 2013

Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie visits bring in $24 million

Image by Carlin Timmons/NPS A report says that the Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site brought in 903,137 visitors in 2011, accounting for some $24 million in spending in the surrounding communities, and...
9:53 am on Saturday April 7, 2012

Even more tourists going to Fort Sumter

Image by Flickr user fboosman In April 1861, the first shot of the Civil War was fired on Fort Sumter in the Charleston Harbor — 150 years later in 2011 the fort saw a record influx of visitors that has carried through to 2012 — up 11% more from...
4:30 am on Wednesday July 13, 2011

History and culinary perfection meet at The Ultimate Critics Dinner

Image by BB&T Charleston Wine + Food FestivalCharleston's most notable food critics are in the process of selecting six of the Holy City's top chefs to participate in the upcoming Ultimate Critics Dinner charity dinner. The one-night-only,...
9:50 pm on Tuesday April 12, 2011

Multitude of cannon fire, events mark 150 years since firing on Fort Sumter (update: coverage)

The Bombardment of Fort Sumter.Update April 13: Here's an early-morning update with the better of the latest coverage. Live 5 News has a quick but solid newsy video of the day and the observance of a day that split the country (watch that here.) ABC...
12:15 pm on Tuesday April 12, 2011

Postal Service announces new Civil War stamp series

I suppose it's no surprise that Civil War stories are dominating the news today. The U.S. Postal Service has announced they're doing an annual series of Forever Stamps that recognize key events of the Civil Wa, which began 150 years ago today at...
12:15 pm on Tuesday April 12, 2011

Postal Service announces new Civil War stamp series in Charleston

I suppose none of you should be surprised that Civil War stories are dominating the news today. The U.S. Postal Service has announced they're doing an annual series of Forever Stamps that recognize key events of the Civil War, which began 150 years...
10:15 am on Tuesday April 12, 2011

Postal Service announces new Civil War stamp series

I suppose none of you should be surprised that Civil War stories are dominating the news today. The U.S. Postal Service has announced they're doing an annual series of Forever Stamps that recognize key events of the Civil War, which began 150 years...
1:00 pm on Wednesday December 29, 2010

U.S. Postal Service rolling out commemorative Fort Sumter stamp

Image by USPSIn honor and commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, the U.S. Postal Service has decided to honor Fort Sumter on a 2011 stamp. The Fort Sumter stamp is a reproduction of a Currier & Ives lithograph...
3:48 am on Friday December 17, 2010

Families and children evacuate Fort Sumter

Image by Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper/Library of CongressAn 1861 engraving for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper depicts "the stemship [sic] Marion on her way to New York with the wives and children of the soldiers in Fort Sumter" on...

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