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.
Operating Hours & Seasons
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
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.
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.
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 incomplete palmetto-log fort used by Patriots during the June 28, 1776 battle of Sullivan's Island had no official name. Called Fort Sullivan by the British, the fort was later named Fort Moultrie in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC