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Fort Sumter National Monument

1214 Middle St, Charleston, SC 29482-9748
+1 843-883-3123
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Learn all about this storied spot of the first clash between the Union and Confederate armies in the Civil War, in which the Union forces finally surrendered after a 34-hour bombardment by the Rebels.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1214 Middle St, Charleston, SC 29482-9748
+1 843-883-3123
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Reviewed yesterday

I admit that I'm a history buff, so it was a no brainer for me to head out to Fort Sumter. It's a little pricey for the 1.5 hours you get to spend at the fort, but it's well worth it. The best trip is...More

Thank Steve Q
Reviewed 2 days ago

We used Ft. Sumter tours for our ferry ride to Sullivan's island. The ferry boat was nice, plenty of space, and had restrooms. $21 per adult, and $13 per child. It was a great place to see where the Civil War began. Even if you...More

Thank DnK1234
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the tour. We chose to return on a morning to take the first tour to try to avoid the heat of middle day. Good choice! We love history!!

Thank wvnanny
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Besides being really hot, this is neat place to see. To sit and imagine what it was like way back when is a good exercise in perspective. The 6 yo was bored, but I expected that. Go on the first tour of day and help...More

Thank cubbigrrl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very interesting place in American history. More how long it endured constant attacks over many years and the restoration that has taken place on the site. I would recommend the half a day it takes to visit.

Thank cbgville
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not worth the price seen one fort seen them all the wait at the dock was too long really hot they have no fans to help cool you off the boat ride out not pricey

Thank Ronnie H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being where the Civil War began is worth the trip. It was very hot but the museum is air conditioned. The site is free but you have to overpay a ferry to get there.

Thank CASA104
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are a history buff this is a must see in Charleston. My review is nothing compared to the history that was made in this town.

Thank DrewLawrence1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Get in depth information on the events of the time. Well organized. Very good tour. Pleasant boat ride as well.

Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have traveled most of the country with our children and had such awesome experiences with the rangers at national parks and monuments.. Today topped it all. My 8 year old and 5 year old got to participate in taking down the flag and folding...More

Thank Patricia B
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2 August 2017|
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Response from TcarlGren | Reviewed this property |
At least 4 story parking garage
24 July 2017|
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Response from JLStella | Reviewed this property |
The Museum is at Liberty Square.
27 June 2017|
Response from pamdean2017 | Reviewed this property |
We saw plenty of dogs in the area. I don't believe the one we were at offered that option.