No Elevator Serivce at Fort Sumter
The museum, restrooms, bookstore, and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs. For more information, visit the link below or please call (843) 883-3123. More »
No Water or Restrooms at Fort Sumter
Due to a break in the Charleston water line supplying Fort Sumter, restrooms and drinking water are not available at the fort. Please bring drinking water with you if you plan to visit. Water and restrooms are available aboard the ferries.
Be A Junior Ranger
A Junior Ranger Program is available for children age 12 and under. If you visit Fort Sumter by ferry from the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square, you can pick up a program before you go. If you visit by private boat or by ferry from Patriots Point, you can get a program from a ranger at Fort Sumter.
Upon completion of the program, see a ranger at the fort or at the visitor center at Liberty Square. You and the ranger will go over your program sheet, and you will receive a Fort Sumter Junior Ranger badge!
Fort Moultrie Junior Ranger Program
A Junior Ranger Program is available for children age 12 and under. You can pick up a program at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center. When you finish the program, see a ranger at the visitor center. You and the ranger will go over your program booklet, and you will receive a Fort Moultrie Junior Ranger badge and certificate!
Did You Know?
Visitors without their own boat cannot reach Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie. A concession-operated ferry service takes visitors to Fort Sumter from downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC More...