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“Feels 'more personal' than Sumter...”

Fort Moultrie National Monument
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Owner description: Federal headquarters for the National Park Service's historic properties located in Charleston and Fort Sumter.
Salisbury, NC
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14 reviews
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“Feels 'more personal' than Sumter...”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

My husband and I went to visit Ft. Moultrie about a year after we visited Sumter and I honestly feel I like Moultrie better. For the price of admission, you can tour the majority of the fort and learn a lot from the Visitor's Center. It is very well laid-out and takes you through the applications of the fort and it's value during different conflicts.

An inexpensive afternoon sight!

Visited August 2012
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Tulsa
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Impressed with nearly two centuries of American defense”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

This historic site is primarily remembered as the fort that shelled Fort Sumter to open the U.S. Civil War in 1860. While it has the history for that moment, time moves on and the Fort Moultrie was reconstructed several different times to defend the Charleston Harbor and was decommissioned following World War II. We enjoyed the Park Service movie and center with the various displays and appreciated that so many of the cannon used from colonial times to the 1940's could be made available to see in person.

Visited April 2013
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Clemson, South Carolina
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428 reviews
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“See Fort Sumter first”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

If you have limited time go to Fort Sumter first. Fort Moultrie is an interesting site but is a short drive from downtown Charleston.

Visited April 2013
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Northville, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fort Moultrie - Charleston South Carolina”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Located on Sullivan's Island, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Charleston (actually, a pleasant drive over the bridges), Fort Moultrie can be reached by car.
The Visitor's Center is located across the street from the fort, staffed by very friendly and helpful people; an interesting movie, shown in a small "theater" is a great introduction to the history of the fort.
The fort is actually by self-tour, and although you can use your smartphone, I believe, to dial into narratives along the way (we didn't), the path is well marked with history. Of course, a guided tour would have been nice, but with funding cuts.....not available for individuals.
A good (and low cost) way to spend a morning or afternoon, especially on sunny day.
By the way, the drives over Charleston's many bridges are fun themselves.

Visited April 2013
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Monterey, California
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“Nice but........”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Nice but not something special. We stopped by since we were in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.

Visited April 2013
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