Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center
(GPS Only: 340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC 29401)
Located at Liberty Square, an urban national park site in downtown Charleston on the banks of the Cooper River. Here visitors may sit, rest, read, and watch the harbor traffic in a very pleasant setting. Picnicking and casual recreational activities are permitted in the park. Pets on leash are also welcome in the park, but only service animals are permitted inside the Visitor Education Center.
(Accessible by Boat Only)
This is a designated historic and commemorative site, recreational activities are limited to passive pursuits such as scenic viewing and birding. Ranger talks are offered to visitors on board the ferries and inside the fort and are subject to change according to staff availability. Wayside exhibits interpret the historic resources found throughout the site and the sites visible from the observation level.