• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

Where To Eat

Fort Sumter

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
(340 Concord Street, Charleston)

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.




Fort Moultrie
(1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island)

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?

South Carolina state flag

The palmetto tree has been a symbol of South Carolina since June 28, 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC