As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in certain areas of National Park sites; however, federal law prohibits firearms in many buildings and facilities at these sites- those places are marked with signs at all public entrances (these included visitor centers and historic forts).It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website at www.sled.sc.gov/SCStateGunLaws1.aspx?MenuID=CWP to become familiar with the state gun laws in South Carolina.
Firearms in the Park
Firearms are prohibited in all buildings/facilities at Fort Sumter National Monument, including the historic forts.
The following is a list of buildings where firearms are prohibited:
Historic Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Visitor and Education Center
Historic Fort Moultrie
Fort Moultrie Visitor Center
Boathouse at the U.S. Coast Guard Historic District
Last updated: July 31, 2016