• 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 »

Things To Do

Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie are incredible historic sites that tell a story of centuries of defense in the United States. From self-guiding to ranger-led tours, opportunities to learn about these sites are available for visitors of all ages!

While visiting the parks please remember that these are commemorative areas set aside by the American people to remember the sacrifices that were made here; recreational activities are limited.


Outdoor Activities
Explore options for outdoor experiences at Fort Sumter National Monument units throughout the Charleston area.


Indoor Activities
Explore the several visitor centers and museums at Fort Sumter National Monument units throughout the Charleston area.


Guided Tours
Learn about opportunities for guided experiences at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie.

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