Fort Moultrie National Monument, Sullivan's Island

Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • In spite that much of the original structure is gone, I learned a great deal about Ft.Moultrie on this visit. The guides at the visitor center were very informative, even pointing out that the church ...  read more »
  • This is a great fort in a beautiful location. The drive getting there is quite lovely. The visitors center has a lot of interesting things to see. It seems odd to say but the fort itself is a lot of f...  read more »
  • Learned quite a bit of military and US history here. The fort was in service from the Revolutionary War through WW II. The self-guided tour was worthwhile. Many steps and some uneven walking areas. Gr...  read more »
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