Fort Moultrie National Monument, Sullivan's Island

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A series of coastal defense fortresses built to protect the United States from 1776 to 1947 make up Fort Moultrie National Monument. 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. Plan to visit Fort Moultrie National Monument during your Sullivan's Island vacation using our convenient Sullivan's Island trip itinerary builder.
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  • There are so many things to do and see in Charleston, South Carolina, that my wife and I always reserve three days to take in as much as we can. One thing we always can count on: no matter how much we...  more »
  • We went to visit this Fort on Sullivans Island early in the day around 9:30 AM and stayed about 2 hours. Free parking at the visitor center and enter the visitor center building. Restrooms are outside...  more »
  • We went to Fort Sumter first and found it kind of disappointing. Luckily, Fort Moultrie was way more extensive and interesting while costing less and being easier to get to! The fort was huge and our ...  more »