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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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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

the old fort was a great piece history, looking at some of the old cannons was interesting, and reading about the history of it all was quite impressive

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Like Fort Sumter across the Charleston Harbor Moultrie is a great historic site and much easier to reach as it is on Sullivan Island that you can drive to. While this Fort is technically part of the Sumter experience it is much easier to access and more can be seen at a leisure pace. This fort is part of Revolutionary... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Well-preserved, with a deep history of which I was formally unaware. The park rangers are very knowledgeable and helpful. Fantastic self-directed tour covers the entire fort and includes underground bunkers, cannon batteries, the flag tower station, which gives wonderful views of the island and harbor, and more. The park itself is situated on a beautifully preserved part of the island,... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If your a history buff then you will LOVE this place! Make sure you walk around and read all the signs. Since your in Charleston you will know all about the Hunley, it took off not to far from here! What a great day trip then head on over to the beach!

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Seneca, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a national park, so kids can participate in the Junior Ranger program and get their badge if they complete all the assigned activities. The volunteers and rangers that work there are very helpful and accommodating. The film and indoor museum was informative, but the fort itself takes you through time from the Revolutionary War through World War 2... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

An interesting place that has lots of history behind it, Be prepared for a lot of walking because the complex is a lot larger than it appears at first.

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Meridian, Idaho
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you are visiting Sullivan's Island for the beach or to see where the Hunley was launched, you must go to Fort Moultrie. It is much less crowded than the Ft Sumter tours, the museum is much better (and has a funny/informative movie where one actor stars as various army personnel through the life of Ft Moultrie), the fort is... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Other writers have told of the historical significance of Fort Moultrie and I'd like to cover the practical. Getting there must be done by private car or tour bus from around Charleston but it's a fairly straight shot on 17 to Coleman Blvd, Mt. Pleasant and onward with reasonable traffic until you're actually crossing the bridge to Sullivans which can... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited Fort Moultrie because it was a great deal cheaper than Fort Sumter. My kids enjoyed the tour, and we enjoyed the history. We learned so much from the tour. The park ranger was so helpful and super nice! My daughter completed the park ranger program while there. If you are visiting from out of town, you should stop... More

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New Jersey, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

So easy to get to on Sullivans Island. It has it's own place in American History, Starting with pre- American Revolution through to post WW II. The staff is well informed and helpful. The indoor museum and film are well done. A self guided tour of the fort is easy with the aid of the brochure and markers in the... More

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