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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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31 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Auburn, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for the history buff. Well preserved, great museum, great staff. I have seen many of our Coastal Forts and this is the best experience I have had. Drove our car over and enjoyed the area and shopping after the visit.

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Sparta, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a lovely fort and you will take a boat ride for about thirty minutes with refreshments available for purchase. There is a little gift shop at the fort also. But CAREFUL!!!! you cannot take anything!! not even a shell,,,lol, you will be fined. My Little son picked up a shell and the Ranger told him to put it... More 

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Statham, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit.....the grounds very well kept and the park rangers were exceptionally nice and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Fort Moultrie has been important in every war since the revolutionary war and has a section from each that have been well preserved. It protected the Charleston harbor and is across the harbor from Fort Sumter where the first shot of the civil war was fired.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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135 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This Revolution era fort was part of the defences of the harbor. It's big moment came in the shelling of it's sister fort, Sumter, signalling the start of the Civil War. You start the tour in the visitor center and you can enter the fort and see exhibits from 4 different periods of the forts life, from Revolutionary, to Civil... More 

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Perth, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Really this is only a fortification with not much else, go to Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario to see what you can do with a fortification by interpretation, artifacts etc. non here.

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