Fees & Passes

Fort Sumter

There is no entrance fee for Fort Sumter. However, the fort is on an island that is only accessible by boat and there is a fee for the concession-operated ferry. Learn more about the ferry boat schedule and ticket prices.

Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie and grounds are a designated US Fee Area. Visitors are required to purchase an entrance pass at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center upon entering the site. The park is no longer accepting cash for entrance fees. Credit, debit, and contactless payments are the only methods of payment currently accepted.

Nearly 100% of fees collected at Fort Moultrie stay in the park to fund visitor enhancement projects. See Your Fee Dollars at Work.

Current Fee Schedule
Adults - 7 Day Pass $10.00
Children (15 and younger) Free
Fort Moultrie Annual Pass $35.00
Interagency Annual Pass $80.00
Interagency Senior Annual Pass* $20.00
Interagency Senior Lifetime Pass* $80.00
Interagency Annual Military Pass* Free
Interagency Lifetime Military Pass* Free
Interagency Access Pass* Free

*Eligiblity requirements apply.
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Digital Passes Available Through Recreation.gov

You may purchase Fort Moultrie 7-Day and Site Annual Passes online prior to your visit at Recreation.gov.

Annual and Lifetime Passes

Interagency Annual and Lifetime Passes and the Fort Moultrie Annual Pass are available at the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center from 9:00am – 4:00pm except when the park is closed for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and unforseen events. They are accepted at Fort Moultrie and cover entrance fees for the passholder and up to three additional adults. Visit America the Beautiful Interagency Passes.

Forms of Payment

Acceptable forms of payment for entrance fees and passes are limited to credit and debit cards, and contactless payments.

2023 Fee Free Days

Fee Free Days apply only to the Fort Moultrie site. Rates for the concessioner-operated ferry to Fort Sumter are still charged.
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 22 - First Day of National Park Week
  • June 24 - Battle of Sullivan's Island Commemoration (Does not apply to other National Park units)
  • August 4 - Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • September 23 - National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 - Veterans Day

Group Reservations and Academic Fee Waivers

All organized groups visiting Fort Moultrie require reservations. For reservations call (843) 883-3123 x248 or email a completed Group Reservation Form to FOSU_Information@nps.gov

National Park Service regulations allow school groups and other bona fide academic institutions to obtain a waiver for park entrance fees, provided that the visit is for educational or scientific purposes, and the resource or facilities the group proposes to use support those purposes. Learn more about academic fee waivers.
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Last updated: December 30, 2022

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