• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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  • No Elevator Service 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 »

Plan Your Visit

2013 Image of Fort Sumter from the tour boat.

2013 Image of Fort Sumter taken from the tour boat.

Photo:NPS/Everitt

Fort Sumter
-Visit Fort Sumter by Tour Boat
-Visit Fort Sumter by Private Boat

 
Fort Moutlrie with Cannon Row in the foreground.

2013 Image of Fort Moultrie with Cannon Row in the Foreground

NPS/Everitt

Fort Moultrie
Visit Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island

 
Teachers
Visit the For Teachers section for information on bringing your school group to Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie.

Safety
All visitors should review the safety rules before visiting.

Contact Us
If you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact the park with your questions.

We look forward to seeing you in the parks and we hope you enjoy your visit!

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