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About 30 minutes by boat to Fort Sumter, then an hour there. We were the last boat of the day at 230. But it let us become part of the flag lowering ceremony. (If you are the first boat, you get to be a part...More
Our family loves visiting National Park Service sites and we traveled to Charleston mainly to experience Fort Sumter National Monument. We chose to take the boat in Charleston although there is another one that leaves from Mount Pleasant. The ferry leaves from the visitor center...More
I've always wanted to visit Fort Sumter and was glad I got the chance. The museum is better than I had imagined. The original flags that were flown over the fort are on display and seeing them is worth the trip. The park rangers were...More
This was a great experience to physically see where men and some women struggled for their beliefs, or their state.
The guides were informative and the museum was impressive with bits of history that I was unfamiliar with. All in all a great way to...More
This tour wasn't high on our list of to dos for our Charleston Weekend but I'd tell everyone it should be. It made me stop and think about our country and it's history and such a monumental moment. Our guides were very knowledgeable about the...More
After about a 30 minute ferry ride to the fort, once inside we had about a 15 minute presentation by an enthusiastic park ranger that did a good job setting the stage for the historical events that took place. Inside the museum, you can see...More
The ferry ride over to the fort was the best part. Having visit several forts around the country, I am usually excited and glad for the experience. This was one fort that left me feeling underwhelmed. While there is a nice museum on the island,...More
The site of the start of the Civil War. The first shot was fired at the Union ship "The Star Of The West" as it attempted to resupply union soldiers holding the fort against the southern blockade. Visit and contemplate the awful 4 years of...More
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Yes. There is a snack bar at the ticket booth area, and they have hot dogs and snacks on the boat ride over. There is nothing available to eat while you're on the island, but you're there for such a short time that there... More
Yes. There is a snack bar at the ticket booth area, and they have hot dogs and snacks on the boat ride over. There is nothing available to eat while you're on the island, but you're there for such a short time that there isn't time to eat.