All park sites within Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park are closed on New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Days.
Visiting Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter Tours provides the only National Park Service authorized access to Fort Sumter. There are two departure locations: Liberty Square Visitor Education Center, a National Park Service visitor center open daily from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, and Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. The concessioner does not honor the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass for the cost of the ferry ride. To purchase tickets to visit Fort Sumter, visit Fort Sumter Tours.
The National Park Service highly recommends purchasing tickets prior to the day of your visit. Please review safety regulations and pet policies prior to your visit. Private boats are not permitted at the fort.
Fort Sumter Boat Schedule
Tour boat schedule is subject to change and cancellation at anytime. Please call 843-883-3123 for more information.
Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square
340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401The Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm except for New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. This building is free.
1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
Fort Moultrie's grounds, historic fort, and parking area are open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Points of interest on the grounds like the dock, visitor center observation deck, and Battery Jasper close daily at 4:00 pm.
The Visitor Center is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during Daylight Saving Time and 9:00 am to 4:00 pm during non-Daylight Saving Time. There is a park entrance fee.
1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482The park headquarters for Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site is located next to the Fort Moultrie Visitor Center and is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm except for federal holidays.
Last updated: February 20, 2020