Fort Sumter Elevators Out Of Service
The elevators at Fort Sumter are out of service until further notice. Disabled visitors departing from Liberty Square will have access to restrooms on board the ferry boat while at Fort Sumter. For more information, please call (843) 883-3123.
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?
Fort Sumter's island was constructed with a foundation of over 70,000 tons of granite and other rock. For over a decade contractors from as far away as New York and the Boston area delivered this material by ship and dumped it on a shoal in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC