SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The National Park Service is turning 100 years old in August and Fort Sumter National Monument is planning a celebration.
In recognition of the centennial, Fort Sumter is hosting a Day in Your National Parks on Saturday, August 27. This includes special weapons demonstrations and Ranger talks at Fort Sumter, Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island and Liberty Square Visitor Education Center in downtown Charleston. The free activities also include a special Centennial Junior Ranger program for children.
President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park System Organic Act on August 25, 1916, creating the National Park system. Fort Sumter is one of more than 400 National Park Service site around the country.