Guided tours are generally not available at Fort Sumter. With each arriving ferry, visitors may listen to a 10-minute ranger history talk before beginning their self-guided tour or they may use their entire hour to explore on their own. Rangers are available to answer questions.
For group reservations for the Fort Sumter ferry, please see the school group section.
From August 16-May 31, school groups of up to 45 may schedule a guided tour by calling (843) 883-3123 x 20. Larger groups can take a self-guided tour by making a reservation. Please call well in advance to ensure availability.
From March through November, guided ranger programs are offered at Fort Moultrie every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 and 2:30. Space for each program is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.
From June 1-August 15, guided ranger programs are offered several times daily. Space for each program is limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis.
Enquire about the day's schedule at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center upon arrival.
Did You Know?
The first Union shot of the Civil War was fired by Captain Abner Doubleday. He was the second senior officer at Fort Sumter, under Major Robert Anderson. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC