All Charleston area National Park Service sites will be closed beginning Tuesday, September 11, 2018 due to the potential threat of Hurricane Florence. Ferry trips to Fort Sumter have been cancelled until further notice. Staff will evaluate the weather and safety conditions of the parks after the threat of the storm has passed and determine when to re-open.
The sites include Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center in downtown Charleston, and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant. #nps #florence #hurricane #hurricaneflorence #fortsumter #fortmoultrie #charlespinckney #charleston #safety
Tomorrow, Monday, September 10, operations at Charleston-area National Park Service sites will proceed as normal; ferries to Fort Sumter will run on schedule all day and the Liberty Square Visitor Education Center, the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center, and Fort Moultrie will be open normal hours. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant will be closed on Monday and Tuesday as per usual.
Please check back tomorrow afternoon for updated schedules. #nps #fortsumter #fortmoultrie #charlespinckney #charleston
Tomorrow, Sunday September 9, 2018, we will begin preparations for Hurricane Florence at all Charleston area National Park Service sites.
Fort Moultrie will be open to the public, but we will be busily working to prepare the visitor center and fort for the arrival of heavy weather.
The following ferries to Fort Sumter WILL run tomorrow: 9:30 am from Liberty Square; 10:30 am from Patriot’s Point; and 12 pm from Liberty Square.
The following ferries to Fort Sumter ARE CANCELLED tomorrow: 1 pm from Patriot’s Point and 2:30 pm from Liberty Square.
We will reassess the situation tomorrow and determine if we will be closed on Monday.
#nps #hurricaneflorence #safety #hurricane #fortsumter #fortmoultrie #charleston #charlespinckney
DID YOU KNOW? 🧐
• Without Charles Pinckney’s influence, we would probably have 3 Presidents of the United States instead of just one!
Before I started my externship, my husband and I took a road trip down to Charleston, SC. We were able to learn more about Charles Pinckney, Fort Sumter, slavery, the Constitution, and so much more! Charleston is a beautiful city with a rich history, and some seriously delicious food. From Akron, you are within a days drive of so many amazing cities and sites, which is one of the things I love about living here! #akronlaw #akronlawsummertakeover #charleston #charlespinckney
Charles Pinckney recognizes that the bulk of political power was to remain in the states and in the people.
On this day at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Charles Pinckney of South Carolina delivered what many considered one of the finest speeches of the summer. Religious liberty is very much in the news. I wonder what Mr. Pinckney would say about our situation.
The view from the front porch of the 1828 Coastal Cottage at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.
In 2017, nearly 1 million visitors from around the world spent time at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site + the Fort Sumter National Monument. The spending from those two sites helped support 768 jobs in the Charleston area. What’s your favorite Lowcountry site to visit? //📸: @sumeetvartak
We don't have to look far in this world to see that there are some serious problems with where we're headed. As a teacher, I see these problems starting early, and I know the kids don't get that way on their own. Andy and I don't have all the answers about parenting or about creating a nation of citizens who care for others, but I like to think we are headed in the right direction. C asked to visit Fort Moultrie for his 5th birthday gift. He earned a Jr. Ranger badge there and at the Pinckney Plantation, but what touched me the most was seeing his interest in the Medal of Honor recipients at Yorktown- it is never too early to teach our children compassion, empathy and respect.
☀️ It’s a beautiful day in MTP! ☀️ And so the perfect time to discover southern history and nature all at once. Who’s visited the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site 🌾? Once a rice and indigo plantation, the famous governor’s former home is the perfect MTP site for a warm and relaxing day. ✨
At Charles Pinckney NHS we whistle why we work! After a days worth of cleanup work from the impact of Hurricane Irma, the site will be ready to open to visitors tomorrow. (Photo: NPS) #charlespinckney #nps #hardwork
The replica cenotaph that Charles Pinckney ordered for his father's grave now sits on the grounds of the Charles Pinckney NHS. It reads: ⚰️
What is grandeur! what is power! Heavier toil! superior plan!
What the bright reward of gain? The grateful memory of the good Sweet is the breath of vernal show’rs The bees collected treasure sweet, Sweet Music’s folk but sweeter yet. The still small voice of GRATITUDE The generous spark, for ever live, Teach me to Love, and to forgive, Exact my own defects to scan, What others are to feel and know my son A MAN.
#findyourpark #nps #nps101 #nationalpark #charlespinckney #sc
For those Passport to your National Parks (c) stamp collectors visiting the park the day of the eclipse, August 21, 2017, we have a special treat for you. Checkout this stamp marking the time totality will begin at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Hope to see you in the shadow! #nps #charlespinckney #Eclipse2017 #findyourpark
The totally free admission Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.
All week we have been asking visitors to mark the parks that are special to them. From west coast to east and north to south, our visitors have been to many different sites across the country. Happy National Park Week! (Photo: NPS) #findyourpark #charlespinckney #nps
Mother Nature is just starting to paint everything green for Spring. Can't wait till everything is as lush as it was when we visited this South Carolina park.