All park sites within Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park are closed on New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Days.
Visiting Fort SumterPrivate 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.
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.
Fort Sumter Visitor Center at Liberty Square
340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401The 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.
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 daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The visitor center is open daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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.
Please call 843-577-0242 for inquiries.
Last updated: August 10, 2022