Here the first shots of the civil war were fired. Great history and artifacts and a museum on site. Highly recommend
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Loved this tour, informative, enjoyable, but cold! Watch the weather and dress accordingly. The rangers were really nice & helpful.
I was visiting Charleston for a conference, and we had an extra day to do an activity - so we decided on visiting Fort Sumter. It was a great activity and fun to do - particularly taking the ferry (if you don't take ferries that...More
Took the boat over and spent some great time learning about the historical events and individuals who gave so much to support their position or belief. Don't agree with all their positions or ideas but appreciated that they were willing to give of themselves to...More
We traveled here on a cold, clear January day. The boat ride out was very informative. When we got there, one of the national park rangers said that several people had asked whether there was a tour (there wasn't one scheduled) so he said he...More
Well worth the time. A piece of history -- the first battle of the Civil War. Nice boat trip, views of Charleston looking back, and the Fort itself is very interesting. Good presentation from the Parks people and an interesting museum.
While if was a cold day, the ferry ride to Fort Sumter was much warmer than anticipated. The ride offered excellent views of sites around the Charleston Harbor. Seeing where Civil War hostilities actually started was sobering. Life on this artificial island in a stone...More
A must see if your in Charleston, Its where the Civil War started, the tour includes a great history lesson on the boat ride there and back.
A bombed out fort. The best part of the trip was the view from the fort and the boatride back. Not worth the money.