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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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English first
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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 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I decided to visit Ft. Moultrie simply because I wanted to eat at Poe's Tavern on my trip home, and I figured I should see it while I was there. I'm glad I did. It was only $3, and I could roam about at my leisure. There was a very informative tour guide giving tours (I could hear him), but... More

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Hewiitt, WI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Definitely find time for this little gem. It's like $5 for the family and you can even get a short guided tour telling you about the long and storied history of the fort that put the palmetto tree on the SC flag. But do yourself a favor and go early in the morning as there is little shade and the... More

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Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I can't say much about the inside of the fort since it closes at 5:00 (odd for a tourist attraction in my opinion). The admission fee is reasonable ($3), parking is free.

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