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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  • Fort Sumter gets all the attention, but this is an equally important site and, arguably, does a better job of interpretation than Sumter. I would watch the opening film that may seem a little dated, b...  more »
  • The 1970s film telling the history of the place was an historic artifact in itself! Very well preserved and great to get inside the fort to see how it was used in WWII. Worth doing - very low key and ...  more »
  • Having company visiting with us while on vacation, we decided on an afternoon trip to Fort Moultrie as it's one of the few places that we have yet to visit. Well, it was a fun afternoon with interesti...  more »