Ranger-led Programs

Fort Sumter National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Bob Dodson
For Sumter National Monument preserves one of a series of coastal fortifications built by the United States after the War of 1812. The fort was begun in 1829 and named for South Carolina Revolutionary War patriot Thomas Sumter. The base foundation of rock and granite material supported a massive five-sided, three story fort of 2.4 acres. Fort Sumter was the site of the opening battle of the Civil War on April 12, 1861. Confederate forces assailed the fort, with limited return fire from Sumter, for 34 hours.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
199.57
Visitor Count: 
776162
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Sumter; Parrott Rifles; Battery Isaac Huger
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Charleston, SC
Gateway Communities: 
Sullivans Island, SC; Isle of Palms, SC; Mount Pleasant, SC; Charleston, SC; Dorchester, SC
Nearby Airports: 
Charleston International Airport (CHS)

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Fossil Butte National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Dave McGinnis

Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found scattered among the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert of Fossil Butte National Monument. Fossilized fish, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Visit Fossil Butte and learn of the ancient life that once thrived in this sub-tropical landscape.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
8198
Highest Point: 
Bull Pen
Highest Point Elevation: 
8084 feet
Visitor Count: 
16631
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Bull Pen; Green River; Wasatch Formations; Green River Formations; Fossil Butte; Cundick Ridge; Ruby Point; Millet Canyon; Murder Hill Canyon; Middle Canyon; Moosebones Canyon; Chicken Creek; Fossil Lake
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kemmerer, WY
Gateway Communities: 
Kemmerer, WY; Diamondville, WY; Frontier, WY
Nearby Airports: 
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Vidal Martinez
George Washington Birthplace National Monument is a tribute to George Washington and also preserves the heart of the Washington lands and a memorial plantation. America's first and greatest hero, Washington was crucial to the establishment of the United States as a nation founded on the principles of liberty. The peace and beauty of this special place are untouched by time, and visitors are reminded of the staunch character of our hero. The home in which George Washington was born was burned in 1779. After being excavated in 1936, the foundation was recovered and preserved.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
661.73
Visitor Count: 
135870
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Memorial Shaft; Memorial House; Bridges Creek; Popes Creek; Potomac River
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days) $4; George Washington Birthplace Annual Park Pass: $15
Nearest Major City: 
Colonial Beach, VA
Gateway Communities: 
Colonial Beach, VA
Nearby Airports: 
Stafford Regional Airport (RMN)

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Fort Moultrie National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Bob Dodson
Fort Moultrie National Monument tells the story of two centuries of seacoast defense. From the time of the earliest European settlements until the end of World War II, coastal fortifications guarded the harbors and shores of the United States. For over 200 years, Fort Moultrie has defended Charleston Harbor twice. During the Revolutionary War on June 28, 1776, the still incomplete fort was attacked by a British fleet. After a nine-hour battle, the ships were forced to retire, and Charleston was saved from British occupation. The fort was named for its commander, William Moultrie.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
199.57
Visitor Count: 
776162
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Moultrie; Sally Port; Endicott Batteries; Harbor Engrance Control Post
Entrance Fees: 
Family Pass: $5; Adult Pass: $
Nearest Major City: 
Charleston, SC
Gateway Communities: 
Sullivans Island, SC; Isle of Palms, SC; Mount Pleasant, SC; Charleston, SC; Dorchester, SC
Nearby Airports: 
Charleston International Airport (CHS)

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Fort Pulaski National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Charles Fenwick
Fort Polaski National Monument is abounding in history. In April 1862, the Battle for Fort Pulaski marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. These accurate, long-range weapons shattered Fort Pulaski's walls from over a mile away. The fort finally surrendered after thirty-hours of bombardment. This defeat surprised military strategists worldwide and signaled the end of masonry fortifications.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
5623.1
Visitor Count: 
333378
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Tybee Island; Fort Screven; The Tybee Island Lighthouse; Cockpur Island Lighthouse; Cockspur Island; Savannah River; Battery Hambright; John Wesley Memorial; McQueens Island
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $3;Fort Pulaski
Nearest Major City: 
Savannah, GA
Gateway Communities: 
Tybee Island, GA; Savannah, GA; Pooler, GA
Nearby Airports: 
Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)

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Fort Stanwix National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Debbie Conway
Take a visit to Fort Stanwix National Monument and discover how people endured harsh conditions along the Oneida Carrying Place. The American victory at this frontier fort directly contributed to the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777, setting the stage for westward expansion through New York. Take a walk through the monument and imagine the people who made history in the Mohawk Valley during the American Revolutionary War.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
15.52
Visitor Count: 
60589
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Stanwix; The
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Rome, NY
Gateway Communities: 
Rome, NY
Nearby Airports: 
Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)

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Fort Frederica National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Mary Beth Wester
Fort Frederica National Monument protects the archeological remnants of Frederica. In 1742, Georgia's fate was decided when Spanish and British forces clashed on St. Simons Island. Fort Frederica's troops defeated the Spanish, ensuring Georgia's future as a British colony. Take a tour through this archeological site and experience the rich history of Fort Frederica.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
241.42
Visitor Count: 
316611
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Frederica River; Fort Frederica; Bloody Marsh Unit;
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $3; Tour Groups/Commercial Vehicles (1
Nearest Major City: 
Brunswick, GA
Gateway Communities: 
Sea Island, GA; Saint Simons Island, GA; Brunswick, GA; Jekyll Island, GA; Darien, GA
Nearby Airports: 
Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK)

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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Gordon J. Wilson
The area of Fort Matanzas National Monument was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine's southern river approach during this struggle. Today, the monument protects not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrier island and the plants and animals that survive there despite modern development.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
300.11
Visitor Count: 
922315
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Matanzas; Nature Trail Boardwalk; Matanzas River; Rattlesnake Island; Anastasia Island;
Endangered Species: 
Anastasia Island Beach Mouse; Green Turtle; Leatherback Turtle
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
St. Augustine, FL
Gateway Communities: 
Palm Coast, FL; Saint Augustine, FL; Elkton, FL; Hastings, FL
Nearby Airports: 
Jacksonville International Airport (JIA); Daytona Beach International Airport (DBIA); Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB)

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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Superintendent Name: 
Greg McGuire
From September 13-14, 1814, the large red, white, and blue banner with broad stripes and bright stars streamed over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Fort McHenry National Monument preserves this historically significant area, that has been through battles from the Revolutionary War through World War II.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
43.26
Visitor Count: 
622419
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort McHenry; Garrison Flag; Sally Port; Fort McHenry
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $7; Fort McHenry Annual Pass: $30
Nearest Major City: 
Baltimore, MD
Gateway Communities: 
Baltimore, MD
Nearby Airports: 
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Keith Payne
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument lies beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado. The monument boasts one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. A very different, prehistoric Colorado is revealed by the petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants in the monument.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
5998.09
Visitor Count: 
56094
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Walk Through Time Trail; Big Stump; Scudder Pit; Petrified Forest Loop
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $3; Annual Park Pass: $15
Nearest Major City: 
Florissant, CO
Gateway Communities: 
Florissant, CO; Lake George, CO; Divide, CO; Woodland Park, CO
Nearby Airports: 
Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS)

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