Fort Sumter National Monument

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1214 Middle St
Sullivans Island, SC 29482
(843) 883-3123
Historic Site, Landmark
Mon–Sun: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Best to take the ferry from Patriot Point so you can also see a great naval museum. Also instead of walking around, its best to follow the ranger tour so you can learn the most from the experience
  • The trip out to see is worth it on the boat and the historical value is important for any child or adult to see as it relates to american history.
  • Remember to get to Fort Sumter National Monument you must catch a ferry at either Liberty Square in Charleston or Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.
  • The red line on the SC flag pole shows how high the walls were. Be sure to see the original siege flag in the museum!
  • Take the ferry from Patriots Point, cost of ferry was about $17.00 Once at Fort Sumter you have about and hour to explore before departing. Make sure not to miss Patriots Point Naval Museum
  • Be sure to listen to the history talk! The Rangers at the Fort are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic to share the stories of Fort Sumter.
  • Setting up a garrison with the goal of seceding from the Union is expressly forbidden. Also: Watch out for ants.
  • Experience true civil war history here. The archetecture and cannons are amazing.
  • Watch for dolphins, they abundent and you can see them often.
  • Bring Bug-Off. The Mosquitos are ruthless.
  • great historical site, birthplace of the civil war
  • Don't miss seeing this piece of history. you can leave from the ferry boat from Patriots Point, or You can leave from Liberty Square next to the SC Aquarium.
  • Chik-fil-A and boat rides don't mix.
  • Tour the place where the first shots of the US Civil War occurred!
  • So, so hot and with little shade.
  • This was a Beautiful treat on the ferry to fort. It was small not much to it but great views for pics and go when there changing the flag it's awesome u may even get to fold it. Park rangers are
  • The history, dolphin sightings and company
  • Well kept history of the start of the War of Northern Aggression or Civil War
  • Get there early to be sure you get a good seat on the boat. Fun boat ride around the harbor, they drop you off and give you time on the fort. The history talk is interesting.
  • Read quickly. It's tough to get through everything in the hour they give you.