All park sites will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28), Christmas Day (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1). This includes Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and Fort Moultrie.
There are no restrictions at any of our facilities on bona fide guide animals with credentials. However, there are restrictions on pets:
Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center (340 Concord Street, Charleston)
Pets are permitted on the grounds while on a leash. Pets must not be left unattended.
Pets are not permitted at Fort Sumter or on the ferry. Pets accompanying private boaters must remain on the boat, and must not be left unattended.
Fort Moultrie (1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island)
Pets are welcome on the grounds while on a leash. Pets may not be taken inside any building (including the fort) or left unattended.
Did You Know?
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