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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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Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic...

Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties located in Charleston and Fort Sumter.

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We visited Fort Moultrie after visiting Fort Sumter. It was interesting to compare the two forts since they are very different. Informative movie was shown in the visitor center.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Zeeland, MI
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

I actually enjoyed this more than Fort Sumter. The control room down in the basement of the fort was sort of cool. The fort was located right next to Battery Jasper so both could be visited at the same time. Battery Jasper had a one of a kind cannon on display. The museum at Fort Sumter seemed to be more... More 

Zeeland, MI
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Fort Moultrie after visiting Fort Sumter. It was interesting to compare the two forts since they are very different. Informative movie was shown in the visitor center.

Glen Allen, Virginia
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of bunkers to see from the outside. Believe it or not some people live in them. Old, dirty and one time visit was enough for me.

Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

The best film on a historical subject. A small but very informative visitors center. The fort was a gem. Lots of information and great to see the preservation of something that served our country for nearly 200 years, Easy access.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Self guided tour but the fort is something to see. My wife and I really enjoyed it. You must be able to climb a few stairs to get the full view of the fort.

Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Everyone knows about Fort Sumter's role in the Civil War. It's sister fort is a lesser-known historical gem, Fort Moultrie. Originally built during the Revolutionary War and commanded by Colonel Moultrie, the fort repulsed the first British attempt to invade the southern colonies. The visitor center is spectacular, tracing the history of the fort through the end of WWII. Be... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is also an amazing place to visit, the history involved in this wonderful monument. Take the time to walk around and enjoy the site.

Washington, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We got here an hour before they closed. We did not get to view the museum/education center inside. We viewed the fort and it was worth our time. We loved being able to actually go into magazine rooms and the WWII section. It was enjoyable to be able to roam on our own reading plaques and listening to educational prompters... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Similar in design to Fort McHenry (Baltimore, MD), but an interesting combination of several wars starting with the Revolutionary War (nothing remains of this fort) and on through WWII. The interesting visitor's center is across the street and the walking tour of the fort is enhanced by information you can dial on your phone. The visitor's center also includes information... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This was such a cool unit and should be considered its own unit. This unit should not be part of Fort Sumter. We almost missed it but it wasn't on our NPS map. It's very similar to a lot of the other sea forts that lined our coast but they are all unique. This one has modern coastal watch and... More 


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