This was an incredible piece of history. The park rangers here really know their stuff and the introduction to the site is worth taking time to listen.
About Fort Sumter National Monument
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I always wanted to visit Fort Sumter because of its historical significance. We learned a lot about it during the boat trip to the fort and at the museum at the fort. Be ready to climb many steps at the fort. I enjoyed this trip...More
It is ok to see and great to hear the stories about the time before and during the Civil War. History is more complex than we heard in school. The boat ride out and back are a good port tour.
My main tip is to see if you can arrange to stay longer than the one hour or so allowed on the island. We were scheduled to come back after spending the prescribed hour there, but the ranger there said we could stay longer and...More
For us as visiting Brits this was so interesting and full of information. A nice cruise with narrative out to the Fort then an hour there with a compelling guide who kept everyone interested whilst telling the history. Time to wander around before the trip...More
Take the Dash Shuttle to The visitor center and switch to the Aquarium Shuttle. Enter the NPS building up the steps and the Ferry Ticket Office in inside on left to buy tickets or get cards for on-line purchases. Enjoy the modest exhibit the go...More