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Fort Moultrie National Monument

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Address: 1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
Phone Number: 843-883-3123
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties...
Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties located in Charleston and Fort Sumter.
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Another interesting piece of history

Everyone has heard of Fort Sumter, but Fort Moultrie is another fort built in the Civil War era that has its own history - and in some ways is even more interesting than Sumter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Everyone has heard of Fort Sumter, but Fort Moultrie is another fort built in the Civil War era that has its own history - and in some ways is even more interesting than Sumter because it remained an active fort through WWII. It is an interesting place to explore, and the visitor center has excellent displays covering the whole of... More 

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Montauk, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

When visiting family in Mt. Pleasant for New Years I convinced everyone to take a trip out to Fort Moultrie. I had read a lot about this fort, although many people overlook it for Fort Sumter. The museum was nice, but walking through the old fort was the best part. Everything has been preserved well, and it is laid out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went with no expectations. The lady in the museum was so nice and informative. We did not take a tour but did the kids scavenger hunt with our 8 year old and 4 year old. My wife and i learned just as much as our kids. The history and work they have put in to restore this fort is... More 

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Fletcher, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This trip would have been better without all the children running wild with total disregard for rules or integrity of the site.

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Cherokee, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I visited this historical landmark while I was staying at Folly Beach. I didn't know what to expect but, I have to say, they have kept the place as preserved as they can. While you walk the grounds, you can explore nooks and cranies of the old fort where they kept live ammunition for the large weapons that were used... More 

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Waxhaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Most visitors that come to Charleston want to visit Fort Sumter, and are totally unaware of this other great fort in the area. I found it helpful to stop at the visitor center to learn about the history of the Fort before venturing out into it. Fort Moultrie is home to some great Revolutionary War stories. This Fort also provided... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, was built to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina during the revolution war This fort, built of palmetto logs, inspired the flag and nickname of South Carolina, "The Palmetto State". A great place to visit if you are interested in American history.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

What a piece of history. This “small” National Park visit is well worth it! Staff are helpful and friendly, interpretive exhibits are interesting and informative. The 22 minute video definitely needs to be updated (think the ‘70s show). You can roam the fort and envision it’s long history from Revolutionary to Civil War, right up to WWII and the defense... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

From the Revolutionary War through WWII, this fort has played a part, and is well displayed here. The WWII bunker reminded me of Churchill's War Rooms in London. A beautiful site, rich with history. We were fortunate enough to visit during women's history month, and saw a presentation of women's letters and journals from the Civil War. Really interesting, and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Ft Sumter gets all the fame, but Moultrie actually has the longer history dating back to the Revolution and forward to the World Wars. Stop at the visitor center to orient yourself and then explore the fort; don't miss behind the fort for the site of the first palmetto fort.

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