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


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 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

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.

 
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 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except for New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
 
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, historic fort, and parking area are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during Daylight Saving Time and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during non-Daylight Saving Time.


 

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 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for federal holidays.

Last updated: September 27, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

Phone:

(843) 883-3123

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