Fort Sumter Elevators Out Of Service
The elevators at Fort Sumter are out of service until further notice. Disabled visitors departing from Liberty Square will have access to restrooms on board the ferry boat while at Fort Sumter. For more information, please call (843) 883-3123.
Where To Eat
A snack bar is available on board the ferry boat, and a water fountain is located inside the fort. Picnicking is not permitted inside Fort Sumter.
Fort Sumter Visitor Center
In downtown Charleston there are multitudes of restaurants accessible by car or the Downtown Area Shuttle. There are also several restaurants within walking distance. A water fountain is available inside the building.
While a water fountain is available at the visitor center, visitors are encouraged to bring water and snacks. A picnic facility is located near the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center.
Several restaurants are located on Sullivan's Island within two miles of Fort Moultrie. Many other restaurants are a short drive away in Mount Pleasant and the Isle of Palms.
Did You Know?
The first Union shot of the Civil War was fired by Captain Abner Doubleday. He was the second senior officer at Fort Sumter, under Major Robert Anderson. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC