• 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 »

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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:
340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Ferries departing from Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464


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
(32.752434) (-79.87499)


Fort Moultrie and Park Headquarters

GPS and Mailing Address:
1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

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