Fees & Passes

Plan Your Visit

Key Information

  1. Get an entrance pass

    All visitors must have one of these entrance passes:

    Pass Price
    Standard Pass $10.00
    Annual Pass $35.00
    America the Beautiful Pass (includes Senior Passes) FREE–$80.00

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Choosing an Entrance Pass

Do you have or qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful Pass?

If you already have an America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass, that's the only entrance pass you need. Seniors, military, visitors with a permanent disability, and families with a 4th grader are eligible for a free or discounted America the Beautiful pass.

America the Beautiful Pass

How often do you plan to visit national parks in the next 12 months?

If you don't qualify for a discounted America the Beautiful pass, we recommend choosing an entrance pass based on your trip plans.

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This park, once Standard Pass
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More than one national park or federal recreation site America the Beautiful Pass

Entrance Passes

Standard Entrance Pass


A site fee of $10 per adult is required for Fort Moultrie. Fort Sumter requires ferry tickets be purchased from a third party concessioner. For more information on purchasing tickets for Fort Sumter, please visit www.fortsumtertours.com.

Fort Moultrie charges a per person entrance fee for adults. Anyone 16 years old or older is considered an adult.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Fort Moultrie Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

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Annual Entrance - Park

Annual Entrance - Park

The Fort Moultrie Annual Park Pass provides entry into Fort Moultrie for the pass holder and 3 other adults. The pass is valid for a year from the date of purchase. Each Fort Moultrie Annual Park Pass may have 2 separate passholders.

In-person Purchase Locations

  • Fort Moultrie Visitor Center

    Credit/Debit Only

America the Beautiful—the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

A stack of all six versions of the America the Beautiful Pass

Covers entrance fees and standard amenity (day-use) fees at lands managed by

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • US Army of Corps of Engineers

Depending on the type of entrance fee charged at a site, covers
One private vehicle fee
Four per person fees

Type Available to Price
Annual Pass Everyone $80.00
Annual Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $20.00
Lifetime Senior Pass US citizens and permanent residents 62+ years old $80.00
Annual Military Pass Current US military and dependents Free
Lifetime Military Pass Gold Star Family members and veterans Free
Access Pass US citizens and permanent residents with permanent disability Free
4th Grade Pass US 4th graders Free
Volunteer Pass Federal recreation site volunteers with 250 service hours Free

America the Beautiful Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Passholders must show valid photo identification (ID) with each pass.

How to Get an America the Beautiful Pass

In Person (Recommended)

Passes can be purchased or picked up at over 1,000 federal recreation sites.

Purchase and pickup locations

Order Online, Receive by Mail

To receive your pass by mail, order online at the USGS Online Store or by phone: 1-888-275-8747, extension 1. Hours of operation are 8 am to 4 pm Mountain Time.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:

A pelican sits on rocks at the water's edge during sunset
A pelican sits on rocks at the water's edge during sunset

NPS Photo/ S. Elcock

2024 Fort Moultrie Fee-Free Days

No entrance pass is required at Fort Moultrie on the following days:
Saturday April 13- First Shot Anniversary Commemoration
Saturday June 29- Carolina Day Anniversary Commemoration

These fee free days apply only to Fort Moultrie and not other national park sites.

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. Fee-free days DO NOT apply to Fort Sumter ferry boat tickets.

Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie and its grounds are a designated US Fee Area. Visitors are required to purchase an entrance pass or present their digital or Interagency passes 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.

Group Reservations and Academic Fee Waivers

All organized groups visiting Fort Moultrie require reservations. For reservations, please 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.

Last updated: December 23, 2023

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