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Fort Moultrie National Monument

1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
843-883-3123
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties located in Charleston and Fort Sumter.
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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I have lived in SC all of my life and had never heard of Fort Moultrie (had heard of Fort Sumter, of course, but not Fort Moultrie). The movie was very informative as were the signs and plaques that were placed. Was very interesting to put in perspective how the fort was used from the Revolutionary War, and then was... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent short film describing history of the fort. Unless you are able-bodied, it's a difficult walk to actually go into the fort and explore, but then it was originally built for the Revolutionary War of Independence so one would not expect ramps and easy access! Loved the history of the place.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were surprised how much information is available at this National Monument. The visitors center offers a short movie that gives a great overview of the history this fort has seen. Following the movie, rangers are on hand to offer small group personal tours of the fort itself. There is also a great beachfront just steps away for a leisurely... More

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Florissant, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went with my 21 year old son and 5 year old grandson. My son and I have been to various forts over the years and this was very, very well done. We spent close to 3 hours there and felt we weren't done. Nice museum and a little 20 minute film. Then outside to tour the fort. You have paths... More

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Jefferson, or
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23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The tour begins in the visitor center with an informative movie about the site. You can get to the roof of the visitor center which gives you a view out over the fort to the water. As you enter the fort, there is a well laid out tour route that takes you through the progression of coastal defense. There were... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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48 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a land-based, slightly cheaper, alternative to Ft Sumter. You have better access to the subterranean portions of this site. Some of the more modern artillery items are still in place. You can scamper around the old weaponry and find interesting photo ops. The site was used as a coastal defense installation so there is some more modern looking... More

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Monroe, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This national monument, like others I've seen in the South, are really just a bunch of stuff to read and look at. But when you add in a tour guide, they pretty much make the place come to life! He was really good and very interesting! Told us how the fort first came into being and used against the British... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Kudos to the National Park Service. This is a wonderful national historic site. The history at this site is extensive ranging from the Revolutionary War to World War II. This is a must see for any military history lover visiting the Charleston SC area. They also have a Junior Ranger program which get kids from 6-16 involved in learning history... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our family planned to make a quick stop here on the way back home, but ended up staying longer to enjoy this great attraction. An absolute must-see for history buffs. I cannot rate the movie as we did not see it, but the exhibits were well-done and informative, and the fort itself is in excellent shape (much more "fort" to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Military Fort that has historical ties to Revolutionary War to World War 2 . Beautiful Visitor Center . A must for Military Buffs . Lots of Canons to see. Imagine all the soldiers that were here over for 2 Centuries .

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