The tour guide was great, energetic & full of knowledge. He walked around the boat before we arrived at Ft Sumter & after we left asking visitors if they had any questions. It was a great, educational but fun trip! Highly recommended.
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We went there while Charleston was at its peak cold front.. The weather was colder than normal winter but we still managed to enjoy the boat ride.. The water is rich with dolphins and saw groups swimming in the water.. The fort itself is very...More
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