Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, South Carolina Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

Fort Sumter is accessible only by ferry boat. Boats depart at scheduled times from two locations. The primary departure point is the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, 340 Concord Street, Charleston. Boats also depart from Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Boulevard, Mount Pleasant. There is a fee for riding the concession-operated ferry. Fort Moultrie and park headquarters is accessible by car. The address is 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island. A park entrance fee is charged for the park.

Phone

(843) 883-3123

Activities

BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, WILDLIFE VIEWING

Campground Reservations

South Carolina Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

South Carolina Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More South Carolina Recreation Areas | Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park Official Website | Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park Map

Charleston, victorious over the Royal Navy in 1776 and scene of the largest patriot defeat in 1780, played a key role in the American Revolution. Charleston’s appetite for revolution continued in the 1800s as the city blazed a path to secession to safeguard slavery. The Confederacy fired on the US garrison of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, opening the Civil War, which redefined American freedom.