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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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Chillicothe, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This fort is well preserved and maintained. From the outside, one would never guess that there are control rooms underground. The 22 minute movie before touring the ground is a must see. It starts every 30 minutes in the museum across the street from the fort. It cost our family $5 total to visit the fort. We choose this fort... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Lots of history here! Nice visitors center with brief film about the fort. Fascinating to learn that Edgar Alan Poe was stationed here.

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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

$5 requested gift per family. awesome views from the fort of the harbor and Ft. Sumter. mix of revolutionary through 1940s. not much to see other than the guns. really just a good picture opportunity but not much else. 30 minute trip for photos is about it. free parking available. if you stay outside Charleston, especially on the Sullivan's island... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It sits right on the Charleston Harbor so not only do you get to enjoy all the history of what actually took place here, but you also get to enjoy amazing views of the water and of Charleston across the Harbor. Well worth your time to slow down life and respect what has happened in our past.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Amazingly restored and very impressive fort on the headland - the area is steeped in history and great for walking too.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

The fort may be small but it is one of the most well taken care of for its age. This is a great place to take a school group for them to see the way things were and walk through history instead of just reading about it. Great exhibits and museum layout. The staff was super friendly and knowledgable. I... More

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Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

So glad that we took our pirate tour guide's advice and visited Ft. Moultrie. Fascinating to see a fort that played such a long and important role in history. Great visitors center, too. We combined the fort with a day on the beach, so it worked out great.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've been to many forts and this one was up there. I think what made this visit excellent was we happened to come on a Sunday morning when a volunteer tour guide was taking people on a tour of the site. Joe was our tour guide and he gave interesting facts and stories about the Fort which has been in... More

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Blythewood, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have gone 4 year with our Third graders from school. The museum is chalked full of historical facts and artifacts. I especial enjoy the movie shown in the museum. Then you get to take a tour of the actual fort, it's pretty cool.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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636 reviews 636 reviews
298 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This fort and its area have Revolutionary, Quasi-War, and Civil War history, not to mention 20th century war ties as well. I was here just an hour, but I learned so much! If you have the transportation and the time, go see it!

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