• 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?

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