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.
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?
Union Maj. Robert Anderson, commanding Fort Sumter, and Confederate Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding Charleston's forces during the first battle of the Civil War, knew each other since the 1830s. Anderson was Beauregard's artillery instructor at West Point. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC