• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

Operating Hours & Seasons

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter is only accessible by a concession-operated ferry or by private boat. Learn more about operating hours and visiting Fort Sumter.

 

Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square
340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

 

Fort Moultrie
1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

The Fort Moultrie Unit, including the visitor center, historic fort, and parking area, is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

 

Park Headquarters
1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

The Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, park headquarters is located next to the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center and is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for federal holidays.

Did You Know?

The General Beauregard is a ferry boat operated by Fort Sumter Tours, Inc.

Visitors without their own boat cannot reach Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie. A concession-operated ferry service takes visitors to Fort Sumter from downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC More...