Out of the 425 units in the National Park Service (NPS), 108 parks charge an entrance fee. The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) allows the NPS to collect and retain revenue and requires that fee revenue be used to enhance the visitor experience. At lease 80 percent of the money stays in the park where it is collected, and the other 20 percent is used to benefit parks that do not collect fees.
Entrance fees collected at Fort Moultrie benefit Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter and Liberty Square. Projects below are examples of park improvements using your fee dollars.
Improving Water Bottle Filling Stations
Water bottle filling stations were replaced at Fort Moultrie, Fort Sumter and Liberty Square. For visitors, these filling stations provide a sustainable way to access water. Bring your water bottle, fill up and stay hydrated!
Repointing Historic Brick Walls of Fort Moultrie
The National Park Service's Historic Preservation Training Center restored deteriorated and failing mortar joints along Fort Moultrie's south wall. The preservation work is done using methods that protect the historic brick and achieves the texture of the historic mortar joints present throughout the fort.
Oyster Shell Walking Paths
Historic Torpedo Storehouse Windows
The historic building you see today was built in 1902 as a storehouse. It is the last of a set of structures built to support a minefield in Charleston Harbor. Other buildings that have since been removed include a mining casemate, magazine, cable tank storehouse, and mine wharf. Fee dollars have been used to repaint and maintain the windows of this building.
Last updated: August 8, 2023