• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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    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 »

Directions to Fort Moultrie & Park Headquarters

Fort Moultrie sign
 

Fort Moultrie and Park Headquarters are both located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan's Island and are accessible by car.

From Mount Pleasant & US 17

  • From US Highway 17 follow the signs for SC 703 and Sullivan's Island.
  • Take SC 703 to Sullivan's Island.
  • Cross the Intracoastal Waterway at the Ben Sawyer Bridge.
  • Continue straight on Ben Sawyer Boulevard to Middle Street.
  • Turn right at the stop sign onto Middle Street.
  • The Fort Moultrie Visitor Center and parking is 1.5 miles away on Middle Street.

Please note: You can't get to Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie.

Did You Know?

The 33-star United States flag flown atop Fort Sumter during the opening bombardment of the Civil War in 1861, on exhibit at Fort Sumter

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