All park sites will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1). This includes Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and Fort Moultrie.
Fort Moultrie Field Trip
Your students may explore the historic fort via a self-guided tour and view an educational film during your visit. We show our 22-minute film every 30 minutes starting at 9:00 AM with the last show at 4:30 PM. From Labor Day to Memorial Day, we also have ranger programs available on a limited basis.
Reservations must be made prior to the day of your visit to Fort Moultrie. To ensure adequate staffing and to avoid conflicts with other groups' schedules, please make your reservation as soon as possible. To make a reservation, please call (843) 883-3123 x 20.
An entrance fee is charged to visit Fort Moultrie. However, bona-fide educational organizations with a reservation and visiting as part of their regular curriculum may qualify for an academic fee waiver. Ask a ranger about a fee waiver when making your reservation.
Fort Moultrie is enjoyed by young and old alike and is a great place to teach the importance of conservation. Please explain the following safety rules to your group. This will both help you to have a safe visit and also help us to preserve the site for the enjoyment of future generations.
To schedule your group to visit Fort Moultrie, please call (843) 883-3123 x 20 and speak to a ranger.
Did You Know?
The first human death of the Civil War occurred on April 14, 1861, the day after the battle of Fort Sumter ended. Private Daniel Hough died when the cannon he was loading (for the Union's 100-gun salute to the U.S. flag) discharged prematurely. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC