Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island

A series of coastal defense fortresses built to protect the United States from 1776 to 1947 make up Fort Moultrie. Nine British warships attacked the unfinished and still-unnamed fort in 1776, but they failed to destroy it. Reportedly, cannonballs bounced off its walls, and the ships were forced to retreat. The fort has been restored to portray different periods in its military history, which spanned more than 170 years. Begin your self-guided tour of tour at the visitor center. Here you'll be guided through the fort's transformations in reverse order, starting from World War II. Make Fort Moultrie a centerpiece of your Sullivan's Island vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sullivan's Island day trip planner.
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  • It is worth the trip to Sullivan's Island, a short distance away from Charleston city, just to see how the waterways are interconnected. It is a lovely island, and on the coast stands a small but inte...  more »
  • This place is great. Anyone who loves to learn about history, this is a place for you. The price is really low & you get to see a lot, plus take a walk on the beach.  more »
  • The old fort is an awesome sight with the buildings, guns & restored areas. On a clear day you can stand on top, look out a little to the right to see Fort Sumter in the harbor, look a little to the l...  more »
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  • Well preserved fort with rangers on staff to keep the items pristine and inform the visitors. Wonderful panoramic views and views of fort Sumter. Love the placards with information and the leisurely stroll paths.
  • My wife and I aren't big history nuts, so with that considered we didn't find this to be overly interesting. It's cool to see the evolution of naval defense throughout the years. We spent about an hour going through the dirt and walking down to the beach, which was plenty of time for us! Cool place to swing past though.
  • Summer 2004- my family went to visit fort area. That's free, because on sunday. We go around in fort. Enjoy all day and so hot humid 🌞
  • Definitely recommend seeing. There is alot of history to see and learn about here.
  • Very interesting when you walk thru how re fort changed over the years. Be sure to go under ground to the WWII area.

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