Fort Sumter Ticket Information

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Tickets and Reservations
Tour boats to Fort Sumter are provided by Fort Sumter Tours, the authorized concessioner of Fort Sumter National Monument. There are two departure locations at Liberty Square (340 Concord St., Charleston) and Patriots Point (40 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant). Each tour lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. The National Park Service highly recommends purchasing tickets prior to the day of your visit. For more information on the park concessioner, visit: Please review safety regulations and pet policies prior to your visit.

Accessibility is limited at Fort Sumter. The museum, restrooms, bookstore, and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs. Please call ahead if you have any questions about the Fort's accessibility (843) 883-3123.

We encourage you to bring your own water/water bottle while visiting Fort Sumter. They can be refilled at water bottle filling stations at Liberty Square, on the ferries, and out at Fort Sumter. Bottled water is available for purchase on the ferries.

Boat Schedule
Date Liberty Square - Downtown Charleston Patriots Point - Mount Pleasant
Jan 2 - Feb 28 11:00am, 2:30pm 1:00pm
Mar 1 - Mar 14 9:30am, 12:00pm & 2:30pm 10:30am, 1:00pm
Mar 15-Aug 20 & Labor Day Weekend 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm & 4:00pm 10:30am, 1:00pm & 3:30pm**
Aug 21 - Nov 30 9:30am, 12:00pm & 2:30pm 10:30am, 1:00pm
Dec 1 - Dec 24 11:00am, 2:30pm 1:00pm
Dec 26 - Dec 31 9:30am, 12:00pm & 2:30pm 10:30am, 1:00pm
Thanksgiving, Dec 25 & Jan 1 Fort Closed Fort Closed

**This boat trip makes a brief interim stop at Liberty Square before and after fort tour.
Tour boat Schedule is subject to change and cancellation at anytime.

Tour Boat Prices
Tour boat prices

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Rates for Fort Sumter Tours

Rates are subject to availability and can change without notice. For more information call Fort Sumter Tours (843)-722-2628.

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Friendly Fort Sumter Tours staff member

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National Park Pass Program

The America the Beautiful or National Park Passes and Federal Recreation Lands Passes apply only to entrance fees (These include the Senior Pass or Golden Age Pass, Annual Pass, Military Pass, 4th Grade Pass and Access Pass). Passes do not apply for the tickets required by Fort Sumter Tours to the Fort. Fort Sumter National Monument does not charge an entrance fee.

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Last updated: January 23, 2018

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1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482


(843) 883-3123

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