Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter National Monument

Decades of growing political tension around the issue of slavery between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861 when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back.

Entrance Fees

PER VEHICLE
PER MOTORCYCLE
PER PERSON
N/A
N/A
$7

Vehicles include RV's and vehicle towed by RV. If arriving with a tour or bus/public transportation you will pay per-person fee.

Save money on entrance fees with an annual pass.
Covers entrance fees for you and your passengers or up to 4 adults (age 16+) at per-person sites.

Resources for your trip

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America the Beautiful National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Pass

Night Sky a Guide to Our Galaxy

National Geographic:

Secrets of the
National Parks

National Geographic:
Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways

Getting There

Directions to the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, 340 Concord Street, Charleston, SC Take I-26 E to Charleston. Take exit 221B on the left for Meeting Street. Turn right onto Meeting Street. Turn left onto Calhoun Street. Proceed across East Bay Street and Washington Street. The Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center is straight ahead. Parking is on the left in the garage (7' clearance).

 
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