Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter National Monument

340 Concord Street, Charleston, South Carolina - 29482
Phone: 8438817337, 8007893678
www.nps.gov

ABOUT

Fort Sumter National Monument encompasses three sites in Charleston: The original Fort Sumter, the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island. Access to Fort Sumter itself is by private boat or a 30-minute ferry ride from the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center or Patriots Point.

The Visitor Education Center's museum features exhibits about the disagreements between the North and South that led to the incidents at Fort Sumter. The museum at Fort Sumter focuses on the activities at the fort, including its construction and role during the Civil War.

April 12, 2011 marked the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War. There was a commemoration of the events by thousands of Civil War reenactors with encampments in the area. A United States stamp of Fort Sumter, and first day cover, was issued that day.

Highlights

**Fort Sumter is only accessible by a concession-operated ferry or by private boat. Visit: www.FortSumterTours.com

**Closed on New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

**The Fort Sumter National Monument and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, park headquarters 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.

PricingModerate ($$)
$12.00 to $19.50
Additional Pricing Information

Adult (12+) $19.50; Senior (62+) $17; Military $17; Child (4-11) $12; Child (0-3) Free. Rates for Fort Sumter Tours: Rates are subject to availability and can change without notice.

Hours of Operation Morning, Afternoon
Sunday 07:00 am To 05:00 pm
Monday 07:00 am To 05:00 pm
Tuesday 07:00 am To 05:00 pm
Wednesday 07:00 am To 05:00 pm
Thursday 07:00 am To 05:00 pm
Friday 07:00 am To 05:00 pm
Saturday 07:00 am To 05:00 pm
Average Time1-2 hours
ActivityIndoors, Outdoors
Age GroupsChildren, Teens, Adults, Seniors
Interest Entertainment & Culture
Summary

Accessed by boat, this fort with ruins, gun emplacements & a museum saw the Civil War’s first shots.

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Fort Sumter National Monument

340 Concord Street, Charleston, South Carolina - 29482

Price: Moderate ($$)

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