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Fort Sumter Tours is an authorized National Park Service Concessioner providing the only commercial boat transportation to Fort Sumter. Once aboard, enjoy a 30 minute narrated cruise to historic Fort Sumter. On arrival to the Fort you will be...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
340 Concord St, Liberty Square, Charleston, SC 29401-1530
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If you're at all interested in the Civil War, this is the place to come. It all started here in Charleston at Fort Sumter. There's a visitor center on the peninsula that's free. If you want to visit the fort itself, in the mouth of...More
The tour to the Fort is well doing. So much History to see and learn about. The Parks do a great job. Only draw back that the Cruise company that takes you out to the Fort seems to be rushing everybody all the time. %0...More
So reading these tours, I really feel like I missed out.
Two years ago I did a Charleston harbor tour where I was inundated with history knowledge and interesting stories from the area. The reviews for this particular tour were excellent and I wanted to...More
Though I wouldn't call DH an American History buff, he is interested in a wide range of military history topics. So, when during the vacation planning stage before our trip to Charleston, he said he wanted to go to Fort Sumter, I made sure to...More
The first trip of the day raises the flag over Fort Sumter. Lincoln sent the commander of Sumter who lowered the flag back at the end of the war to raise the flag again. It feels like you are connected back to then. It was...More
Fort Sumter Tours are the only way to get onto the site of the Fort as it is inaccessible by any other means of travel. The boat departs numerous times daily from locations in Mount Pleasant and Charleston. I took the route from Charleston which...More
The boat ride from Patriots Point (they also depart from the Aquarium) offers a nice view of the city from the water. Walking around the fort gives you some perspective of how the April 1861 bombardment may have looked. However, the real reason to go...More