• 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 »

Visiting Fort Sumter

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Tickets and Reservations
Tour boats to Fort Sumter are provided by Fort Sumter Tours, the authorized concessioner of Fort Sumter National Monument. The National Park Service highly recommends purchasing tickets prior to the day of your visit. For more information on the park concessioner, visit: www.FortSumterTours.com.

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Fort Sumter Ferry Schedule
Tour boat Schedule is subject to change and cancellation at anytime.
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National Park Pass Program
National Park Passes and Federal Recreation Lands Passes apply only to entrance fees. Passes do not apply to transportation to this site. Fort Sumter National Monument does not charge an entrance fee.

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Did You Know?

Composite photos of Maj. Anderson (left) and Gen. Beauregard (right)

Union Maj. Robert Anderson, commanding Fort Sumter, and Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding Charleston's forces during the first battle of the Civil War, knew each other since the 1830s. Anderson was Beauregard's artillery instructor at West Point. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC