• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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    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 »



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.

Fort Sumter
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.


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Did You Know?

William Moultrie

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