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Fort Moultrie

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Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties located in Charleston and Fort Sumter.
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1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482-9748
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All reviews revolutionary war visitor center minute movie self guided tour national park charleston harbor lots of history piece of history nice museum great history american history love history take your time walk around well worth the visit on display great place to visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The actual fort and visitors center was closed due to the government shutdown. You could walk around the outside grounds and see various cannons that were displayed as well as the perimeter walls of the fort. You could also walk along the beach and see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to Fort Moultrie. We have been to many historic sites and we thought this one was unique. Personally I found the experience at Fort Moultrie (cheap and quiet) to be almost the opposite of Fort Sumter (expensive...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

We stumbled upon this fort we'd never heard of while exploring Charleston's barrier islands. At the far end of Sullivan's island is this interesting fort and visitor center. Lots to learn about the slave trade, the civil war and plenty more. There's a documentary at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

I had some guest in town and took them there not quite knowing what to expect, but was surprised to find easy paved parking, an interested exhibit within and the visit of the complex itself was very nice and taught me some Charlstonean facts of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Worth going on Sullivan Island to see. A lovely area an the Fort is full of history. Didn’t get a guided tour didn’t have much time.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

We had decided to skip Ft. Sumter since it involved a boat ride and more time than we wanted to spend. Someone mentioned that Fort Moultrie was very worthwhile and we were so glad we listened to them. The fort was active from the colonial...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Start in the Welcome center and watch the movie before going over to the fort. As you walk around the fort the cannons are very interesting. Moving up the shore Nort you come across more cannon embankments which were once part of the base prior...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wayne s
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my boys, they were interested in seeing the fort and were not disappointed. Wish we had more time to spend and better weather.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Walk on the beach is nice whenever bu the fort is a big meh. Best to either just drive by or park there to walk the beach. The good news is that it one of the easier spits to park to access the beac

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Self guided tour, lots of walking, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Great place to visit if you're into history. I actually enjoyed this one better than Fort Sumter if youre having to choose one or another.

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 2, 2018|
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Response from Darlene A | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any personal landings at this access. And I would say since this was a federal park and you pay a fee to enter that you would not be permitted to access the land via water.
Mary Jane M
October 14, 2015|
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Response from Kissme2x | Reviewed this property |
It was super cheap. Whole family can get in for (from what I recall) about $5.
July 21, 2015|
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Response from Sabrena F | Reviewed this property |
If you are taking your own boat then it shouldn't be a problem, the issue you may have is if you take the harbor boat over. It is more thane a 2 hour boat ride round trip and even though the dog would be allowed on the fort... More
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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
FREE event on Sullivan's Island today@ (1 Replies)
FREE event on Sullivan's Island this afternoon! Ought to be one heck of a parade. Hunley Memorial Ceremony Annual event to commemorate the soldiers who manned the Confederate Hunley submarine, launched from the waters of Sullivan's Island (150th anniversary). 4:30PM Re-enactment soldiers march along Middle Street from Fort Moultrie to Sunrise Presbyterian Church (3222 Middle Street). 7PM Church services at Sunrise Presbyterian followed by ceremony at Breach Inlet (rifle fire and...More
February 17, 2014|
Response fromLindajwink|
Thanks for the info!
Laurie C
Houghton Lake, Michigan
Sullivan's Island (1 Replies)
Hubs and I will be arriving on Sunday afternoon and leaving on Thursday. It is our first visit. Is this enough time to plan for a half day visit to Fort Moultrie and mosey around Main St and the beach? Or should we save this side trip for another visit? If so, should we taxi or book the beach shuttle with Charleston Cab? Or is the same thing? We aren't interested in renting a car for the day. Thank you!
September 10, 2016|
Response fromMikeStone29401|
Yes, you'll enjoy a half-day at Sullivans Island. There's not really a Main Street, just a small commercial strip at the intersection. Several good restaurants a couple of blocks from the beach. Fort Moultrie is a very long way at the end of the island. You'd better look at a map. It's too far to walk to or from the fort to the restaurants, unless you've got good shoes and good weather. I've never heard of Charleston Cab or its beach shuttle, can't help with that. Any regular taxi will take...More
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Fort Sumter Ferry and Other Questions (5 Replies)
Hello all, Looking to see Fort Sumter and Im curious about ferry access. Is the official NPS ferry the only one that stops there? If not, what's the best one to choose? Looking at going to see everything at patriots point and Fort Moultrie as well. How many days are needed to see everything at PP, Fort Sumter, and FM? Costs? Tips? Parking? Looking for any other recommendations for food; I got Sticky Fingers on the list ;) Any other tips or recommendations welcome; traffic,...More
November 03, 2017|
Response fromendosunshine|
Yes, it is the only one. The ferry boards adjacent to Patriot's Point (in Mt. Pleasant) so easy to do a morning ferry and visit PP in the afternoon or vice versa. Fort Moultrie is on Sullivan's Island (approx 20 minutes away from Patriot's Point) and will only take and hour or 2 at most. Sticky Fingers is fine, nothing to write home about. There is better to be had at Scott's Whole Hog Barbecue or Lewis Barbecue ~ both not far outside of the historic district. If you have not already done...More