Fort Moultrie

Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island: Hours, Address, Fort Moultrie Reviews: 4.5/5

Fort Moultrie
4.5
Historic Sites • Monuments & Statues
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties located in Charleston and Fort Sumter.
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Noah S
Mebane, NC58 contributions
Couples
We stopped by on a whim, just to see what the place was about! We went in and watched the 22 minute movie about the history of the fort. After that, we went to explore on our own. It was a weekday in the summer at around 3:00 PM. It wasn’t busy, and we were able to walk around the entire fort relatively quickly. I’d recommend planning a visit of no more than two hours, unless you plan on spending more time in the museum. Great views, and a nice quick stop!
Written August 6, 2021
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Laura C
Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States43 contributions
This is one of the National Parks that charges an admission fee. Unfortunately due to Covid, the visitor center isn't open so we had to stand out in the sun and try to use a QR code to link to the payment. And you couldn't just pay...they want you to fill out an entire payment form with your contact info. And showing her that I had paid wasn't enough...I had to login to my email provider and wait for a confirmation email so the ranger could scan a QR code they sent to me. After I was getting upset with not being able to login in to my email, she finally allowed us to enter. This could be avoided by paying the fee at home before you arrive and printing out your payment form.
Written May 14, 2021
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daearz77
Charleston, SC474 contributions
Family
We went here the weekend after Sumter and felt this was a much better experience. You really feel like you can take your time in this location and experience the whole site. The museum is really nice and it’s a nice touch of the lights that click on when you arrive at different sections. The observation deck also has really nice views.

The fort is laid out in a masterful way of going from the era of World War II and back to the colonial days. The site is incredibly managed. You really feel like you are experiencing the fort by being able to go into the powder magazines, the tunnels, and Battery Jasper. Our 7 year old daughter loved the site, and she was a big fan of the Junior Ranger program. Definitely recommend this activity!!
Written June 19, 2021
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Laurana532
Atlanta, GA74 contributions
What a neat place to visit. There is parking and then you go inside to pay to tour the park. There is a short film (cheesy 70's film) and a museum. You can climb the top of the museum and it has a beautiful view of the fort. Across the street is the fort. There is a lot of walking but is it neat to see and read about the history. You are able to walk a very short walk to the beach. There are rocks to sit on if you didn't bring any chairs. There were many dogs frolicking on the beach which were fun to watch. We were there in the afternoon and were able to see a few dolphins swimming/playing around. You are able to drive to this fort unlike Fort Sumter. Right now, they are closed on Monday and Tuesday. We had plenty of time to explore all we wanted to see.
Written February 23, 2022
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ColeDT
Gloucester, VA69 contributions
Smaller museum with gift shop. The rangers inside were extremely welcoming and nice! Museum was a one room with an attached theater that showed a short 15 minute movie about the Fort. However, we opted out of watching it.
The grounds of the Fort were fun to walk around and explore. Our boys had a blast! The batteries overlook Sullivan Island and the views are great. Looking out we saw three dolphins close to shore playing.
We spent a good hour and a half looking around the grounds.
Then walked to the beach and enjoyed that for another thirty minutes.
We were here in FEB, so its still a more quiet time in Charleston, so the beach was practically bare except for a few people walking their dogs. (Although I don't think this is a swimming beach because there is a huge sign talking about deadly current here) I don't think that is a seasonal sign, but I am not sure of this.

Great place to visit, and we will visit again on a warmer day =)
Written February 24, 2020
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DebbiPRN
Philadelphia, PA46 contributions
Couples
Heard about Fort Moultrie while on the ferry back from Fort Sumter & decided to visit. Glad we did. The small, but informative, museum & movie give a good overview of the important history of this Fort. You can go into one of the WW II bunkers & see the actual rooms set up. They included the Command Center, Radio Room & Decontamination area among others. We used Lyft to get there but, when we were leaving @ 4:30, neither Lyft or Uber were available to bring us back to Charleston! A wonderful, compassionate volunteer, Jim, gave us a ride to Mount Pleasant & we were able to get a ride from there.
Written March 14, 2020
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SeanandLarue
Meeker, CO390 contributions
Family
What an amazing time, we happened upon this historic site while driving around and what a great history lesson and place. This is well worth stopping and visiting, lots of helpful volunteers to explain and help, also loved the demonstration of the historically dressed Militia and Continental Army talking about the life for them during the revolution and why the use of the muskets and close combat formations. Our country’s history is amazing and great to learn, can’t wait to visit again.
Written February 8, 2020
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Mountaineer_Steve
Charleston, SC875 contributions
This is a great family event especially if you are already on Sullivan's island. Inside there is a Museum, orientation film is offered and a bookstore with interactive items. Outside you will walk the grounds of the fort on your own. I think there are guided tours but they were not available when we were there
Written January 16, 2020
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Karen B
Sevierville, TN228 contributions
We took a very interesting self guided tour of the Fort. There is plenty of information on hand and it gives a great overview of the history of this place. We had our dog with us and you can take dogs around the exterior of the fort but not inside the fort walls. Unknowingly we took our dog inside the fort walls, but not inside the buildings, so just be aware of that. The little museum across the road has a cool exhibit. If you are not into history this attraction is probably not for you.
Written March 23, 2020
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darkwriter1
Leesville, SC44 contributions
This small area of land has seen so much in the way of warfare and history. Just gazing at the enterance to the fort, one plunders at the thought of the many who passed through that doorway for a whole different reason entirely. From Revolutionary War, Civil War, and even the World Wars, Fort Moultrie has been involved.
Written March 12, 2020
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