Fort Sumter National Monument

There is no entrance fee for Fort Sumter. However, the fort is on an island that is only accessible by boat. There is an entrance fee for Fort Moultrie.

The Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center is located at 340 Concord Street in downtown Charleston. Parking for regular passenger vehicles is available in an adjacent parking garage.

Patriots Point is located at 40 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant. Visitors with large vehicles such as buses and RVs should plan on departing from Patriots Point.

"Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back."
Source: NPS

Nearest CityCharleston, SC
Latitude N 32° 45.000      (32.75)
Longitude W 79° 52.200      (-79.87)
Size 234.74 acres
Established April 28, 1948
Governing BodyNational Park Service
Park Web Site
National Cemetery No
Entrance Fee Yes
Other LocationFort Moultrie Unit - 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan's Island, SC. -- You can't get to Fort Sumter from Fort Moultrie.

Battle fought here

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