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.
Use this information to find our sites with your Global Positioning System (GPS) unit.
Fort Sumter by Ferry
NOTICE: These addresses are for GPS locations only, not for mail.
Ferries departing from the Fort Sumter Visitor Center at Liberty Square in Charleston:
Ferries departing from Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant:
Fort Sumter by Private Boat
There is no address for Fort Sumter Island. Use the coordinate set of your choice below:
GPS: N 32 45.146 W 79 52.500
Latitude/Longitude: N32 45 08 W79 52 29
Fort Moultrie and Park Headquarters
GPS and Mailing Address:
Did You Know?
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