Historic Fort Sumter is located in Charleston Harbor and is only accessible by boat. Fort Sumter does not charge an entrance fee; however tickets for the authorized concession-operated ferry are required and may be purchased in advance. Visitors are also welcome to visit Fort Sumter by private(personal) boat during operating hours with restrictions.
Plan Your Visit
Visit the For Teachers section for information on bringing your school group to Fort Sumter or Fort Moultrie.
We look forward to seeing you in the parks and we hope you enjoy your visit!
Last updated: January 5, 2018