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Fort Moultrie National Monument

1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
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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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Epsom, Surrey, England
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218 reviews 218 reviews
76 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Easy, comfortable stroll round for all. Interesting and well-laid-out little Museum, ample parking, flat ground to walk around - to the beach too (Caution about the sea though - very dangerous currents on this stretch of Charleston Harbour entrance - do not even think about it). Cannot recall what the Entry Fee was except to say ' minimal from memory.... More

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have not visited for many years and were very pleasantly surprised with the visitor's center. Worth the trip to Sullivan's Island. The fort has a great history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Another great historical Ft in the Charleston area. A must see if you are a history buff. This Ft dats back to the revolutionary war and has some funny stories from that era about the construction of the fort.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Start at the visitors center and view the short but informative movie about Fort Moultrie along with static displays that tell its history. There's a small but well-stocked gift store, too. Exploring the fort on a self-guided walking tour is neat -- tunnels, gunpowder rooms, cannon emplacements and a World War Two era harbor command post are testament to coastal... More

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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Not a bad thing to do if you have 30 minutes of time on Sullivan's island, and kids that are interested in running around looking at cannons. Do not watch the 20 minute video, it is not helpful in explaining the history, and it is a little corny. However, I have found my husband and I are still quoting some... More

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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93 reviews 93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came over to Sullivan's Island and were so close to this attraction that we decided to drive down the road and visit. The admission fee is low - $5 per family - or $3 per person / adult - but then again there's not much to see. It's an old Fort - well preserved with a few cannons scattered... More

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Orangeburg, SC
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I first saw this fort as a child and have always enjoyed my return visits. It is well maintained. As a native South Carolina girl, I feel that it is a very important part of our state's history. The small museum has very informative exhibits, a nice selection of local books and other items to chose from. We purchased a... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited Moltrie after Sumter and happened to go on a free fee day (Yay!) That being said, the entrance fee in nominal and well worth it for the visit. If you are on a budget, you could do Moltrie and skip Sumter. It would also be less Although, both are well worth a visit. The intro video was informative,... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I wandered upon Fort Moultrie as I drove around cute little Sullivans Island and, since the entrance fee was only $3, decided to look around. The museum is quite small but the exhibits are impressive for such a cramped space. The gift shop portion is more ample than I expected, and there's a film included. The film was comically dated... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ft Moultrie is not as well 'interpreted' as Ft. Sumter. Other than historical significance of Ft Moultrie, we found little information at the Monument to further elaborate the history at that time, and about the Fort itself.

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