Visitation hits record level where Civil War began





One of America's most famous historic sites has again made history as a record 328,000 visitors took the tour boat last year to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor to see where the Civil War began.

Spurred in part by the observance of the 150th anniversary of the war, the trend continues this year.

Visitation at Fort Sumter was up another 11 percent during the first three months of this year as compared to the record-setting mark in 2011, said Dawn Davis, the chief ranger of the U.S. Park Service Fort Sumter National Monument which includes Sumter, Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island and the Charles Pinckney Historic Site in nearby Mount Pleasant....



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