Since its founding in 1871, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District has been at the forefront of modern engineering. Initially charged with construction of Forts Johnson, Moultrie and Sumter and the jetties, Charleston District has responded to changing defense requirements and played an integral role in the region and nation’s development. Throughout the 19th century, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built coastal fortifications, surveyed harbors and waterways, eliminated navigation hazards, and constructed buildings across the country. Today, the district designs and oversees engineering solutions for South Carolina, the military and the nation and has unique and varied programs, including Civil Works, Navigation, Regulatory, Emergency Management, Military and Interagency and International Services.
In March 2021, the Charleston District will celebrate its 150th anniversary and 200 years of service to the region. Throughout the year, this site will be further populated to bring you the full history of the Corps in Charleston and ways that you can engage with the District. Be on the lookout for events, activities, celebrations and much more.