Operating Hours & Seasons

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

Private boats are not permitted at the fort.

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 9:00 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. Tour boat schedule is subject to change and cancellation at anytime. Please call Fort Sumter Tours at 843-722-2628 for more information.

The National Park Service highly recommends purchasing tickets prior to the day of your visit. Please review CDC guidance, safety regulations and pet policies prior to your visit. A free water bottle-fill station is available for your convenience.

 
Large brick building with a paved courtyard against blue sky

Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square

340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401

The Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The building and exhibits inside are free to enjoy. Restrooms and a water bottle fill station is available for your convenience.
 
Fort Moultrie's stone walls surrounded by green grass against a blue sky.

Fort Moultrie

1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482


Fort Moultrie's grounds, parking area, and restrooms are open daily from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The dock is open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Throughout the year, the fort is open Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. During the Daylight Saving Time operating season (the first Sunday in November through the second Sunday in March), the visitor center is open Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. During the normal operating season, the visitor center is open Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.


 

Park Headquarters

1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

The 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.

Please call 843-883-3123 for inquiries.

Last updated: March 1, 2022

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Mailing Address:

1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island , SC 29482

Phone:

(843) 577-0242

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