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Fort Sumter National Monument

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Address: 1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
Phone Number: 843-883-3123
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Learn all about this storied spot of the first clash between the Union and...
Learn all about this storied spot of the first clash between the Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War, in which the Union forces finally surrendered after a 34-hour bombardment by the Rebels.
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We had a lovely boat ride to the fort in the middle of Charleston Bay. For anyone with even a little interest in the Civil War this shouldn't be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Fairhope, Alabama
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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely boat ride to the fort in the middle of Charleston Bay. For anyone with even a little interest in the Civil War this shouldn't be missed.

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Fort Sumter on a Saturday morning 9:30am from concord st. I made reservations ahead of time- I am glad I did because the boat was very full. They take your picture before you board and have them already printed when you disembark. We did get ours the picture was nice it came with three pictures. We had a... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

You can only get here by ferry or boat. The wait to get on the ferry can be really long but it's well worth it. Great views going to and coming from the fort. The commentary on the boat ride is also very informative and well done. Just a note. They dont sell alcohol on the way to the fort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Having never been to South Carolina I wanted to go and absorb some of the history and what better place then the start of the American civil war. The ferry ride over is fun albeit a little warm if you are on the top floor of the ferry. The history lesson onboard is pre recorded but still offers a nice... More 

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La Junta, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Took the ferry over, and the crew did a fine job, and the weather was calm. Never saw some many people glued to their plastic seats on a harbor cruise boat in my life. It made for a pleasant trip. They run an audio recording, which was ok, but I was easily distracted. The Fort itself was great. Well run,... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful boat ride out to the fort. The history of the fort and the exhibits inside were well worth hearing, reading & seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great boat ride both ways. On a hot day, there is no place to cool off except the small museum on the premises. On a cool day it would be great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I had always wanted to visit Sumter, and I'm thoroughly glad I did, but it was not the visit I had really hoped for. I went during the winter when crowds were minimal - we sailed from Patriot's Point, and the trip on the ferry was quite pleasant. About a 30 minute little voyage, indoor or outdoor seating, friendly crew.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Taking a tour of this national historical site was amazing. It provided a comprehensive understanding of how Ft Sumter impacted U.S. history. If you are into the Revolutionary War and the U.S. Civil War, this is a tour for you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I am not sure our students in our schools are receiving enough history education, but visiting places such as Fort Sumter will be an education. It has to be completed with no rush to get through the visit and to discuss as much about this battle that started a remarkable change in the way we as Americans now live.

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Additional Information about Fort Sumter National Monument

Address: 1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
Phone Number: 843-883-3123
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Sullivan's Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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