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Fort Moultrie

Fort Sumter National Monument, 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482, USA  | More on: Fort Sumter »

Fort Moultrie's history covers more that 220 years of seacoast defense, from the first decisive victory in the American Revolution, to protecting the coast from U-boats in World War II. Maj. Robert Anderson and eighty-five Federal soldiers occupied the fort, built in 1809, before they moved to Fort Sumter in December of 1860. During the first battle of the Civil War (April 12-13, 1861), Confederates at Fort Moultrie fired on Union troops in Fort Sumter. Confederate forces successfully used both forts to protect Charleston from a combined Union navy and army siege from 1863 to 1865. (Fort Moultrie is administered by the Fort Sumter National Monument).


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From US Highway 17 follow the signs for SC 703 and Sullivan's Island. Take SC 703 to Sullivan's Island. Cross the Intracoastal Waterway at the Ben Sawyer Bridge. Continue straight on Ben Sawyer Boulevard to Middle Street.Turn right at the stop sign onto Middle Street. The Fort Moultrie Visitor Center and parking is 1.5 miles away on Middle Street

Visitor Services

Orientation film, museum, rest rooms, bookstore, information, handicapped access.

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Admission Fee

Adults $3.00, children (16 and under) free, seniors $1.00


Daily: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas



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