Revamping History: National Park Service Asking For Public Input About Overhaul of Fort Sumter


The National Park Service (NPS) is currently inviting public feedback on an environmental assessment concerning the replacement of docks at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historic Park, as stated in a recent announcement.

The NPS has identified that the existing docks are in a state of deterioration and fail to provide sufficient accessibility. The proposed upgrades aim to accommodate a wider range of vessels, improve the overall structure, and enhance the experience for visitors. Additionally, the NPS is considering the rehabilitation of the dock at Liberty Square, which offers complimentary public ferry access to Fort Sumter.

Community members interested in this project are encouraged to participate in a virtual public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will include a detailed presentation about the dock replacement project, followed by a session for questions and answers. The Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie Dock Replacement Environmental Assessment document is available for public review and comment until February 15.

Please leave your comment on the National Park Service’s website here.