• 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?

Artist's rendition of the opening shot of the American Civil War with Fort Sumter in the distance.

The first shot of the American Civil War didn't hit anything. It was a 10-inch mortar shell, fired from Fort Johnson, that exploded above Fort Sumter as a signal for Confederate artillery to open fire on the Union-held fort. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC