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Address: 1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482-9748
Phone Number: +1 843-883-3123
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Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties...

Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties located in Charleston and Fort Sumter.

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Defending the South

Fort Moultrie was a pivotal defensive Military base. Clear view of Ft Sumter from the hill top. One can only imagine what a miserable life it must have been living in those cave... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fort Moultrie was a pivotal defensive Military base. Clear view of Ft Sumter from the hill top. One can only imagine what a miserable life it must have been living in those cave like tunnels with ammunition all around one. Great place to contemplate what that era represented.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another National Park Service site well worth the visit. The history of this location dates from the Revolution through WWII. excellent museum on site. free parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

History has literally been made here. Osceola is buried here and there are tons of historical buildings, from the civil war through WW II to explain and show how the US defended it's shores. Staff is courteous and the fee is extremely reasonable. Clean, easily accessible restrooms and plenty of parking.

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Holiday, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just missed the tour. Make sure you find out ahead of time when the tours and other events are going on.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Sumter gets all the attention, but this is an equally important site and, arguably, does a better job of interpretation than Sumter. I would watch the opening film that may seem a little dated, but I hope they do not change this anytime soon. Extremely informative, humorous, and well produced. If you can I would suggest getting a guided... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 1970s film telling the history of the place was an historic artifact in itself! Very well preserved and great to get inside the fort to see how it was used in WWII. Worth doing - very low key and relaxing.

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Beverly, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having company visiting with us while on vacation, we decided on an afternoon trip to Fort Moultrie as it's one of the few places that we have yet to visit. Well, it was a fun afternoon with interesting history and great views. And since it is part of the National Park System, all four of us got in using a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got to the Fort just minutes before they closed so did not get to see the video or shop in the museum. However we were allowed to take a quick look inside the Fort itself. We found most of the history outside the fort. Cannons and signs telling about the Fort surround the outside of the Fort. This Fort... More 

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Bodega Bay, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Moultrie was built during the Revolutionary War, then saw activity again during the War of 1812, the Civil War and World War II. Good signage makes for wonderful self guided tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice visitor center, good to review the video before touring the fort. Can't recall any other NPS Military Park we've been to that has incorporated the various time frames in the fort use. Super view over to Fort Sumter, now we understand how the proximity help to seal fate at this initial CW battle. Good stop even if you are... More 

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