Fort Sumter

South Carolina 29412 USA

Warren Lasch Conservation Center
Written By Warren Lasch Conservation Center

Since 2008, the National Park Service has been collaborating with the Warren Lasch Conservation Center to research, design and implement novel conservation and preservation approaches to selected ordnance and architectural elements at Forts Moultrie and Sumter.

At Fort Sumter, the conservation team uses superheated and pressurized water to remove failing paint layers and corrosion from the cannons. Corrosion inhibitors and a new coating system are then applied to preserve the artifacts for years to come.

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