Last updated: March 23, 2016
Alerts & Conditions
No Elevator Service at Fort SumterThe 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.
Lightning AlertThe Charleston area experiences a high number of lightning strikes during the summer. Lightning strikes within 10 miles of Fort Sumter will prompt the closure of the observation deck, and visitors are encouraged to shelter in the museum or on the ferry.