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Fort Sumter National Monument

5,551 Reviews

Fort Sumter National Monument

5,551 Reviews
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Follow the history of the South Carolina port city of Charleston, which dates back more than 300 years, on a horse-drawn carriage tour. Save time by seeing the main highlights of the city’s past, including those from the Civil War era, from a comfortable perch as you travel across 30 blocks of the historic district.
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janice h wrote a review 14 Jan
Florida98 contributions41 helpful votes
The woman at the front desk acted as if we were bothering her when we asked where the rest rooms were? The boat ride over was nice but I thought the people on board could have given us much more information about the monument. When we arrived, the museum was closed so nothing for us to do but walk around for an hour not really knowing what we were looking at. I think the summer months would be much more enjoyable and informative.
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Date of experience: January 2021
MKTBE wrote a review 5 Jan
Topeka, Kansas2,562 contributions421 helpful votes
We spent an interesting & educational afternoon visiting Fort Sumter National Monument. The ferry ride was pleasant and we spotted many dolphins frolicking in the harbor. Fort Sumter itself is a sea fort built on an artificial island. It's purpose was to protect the City of Charleston from a naval invasion, and the Battle of Fort Sumter marked the beginning of the US Cival War. The National Park Service Rangers have an engaging presentation that recounted the history of Fort Sumter, while encouraging us to learn from our countries storied past to encourage a brighter future! We enjoyed our Fort Sumter National Park adventure, and would highly recommend it for others.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ziggymar6 wrote a review Dec 2020
Anderson, Indiana192 contributions24 helpful votes
The ferry ride out takes about 30 minutes and there are three floors so it’s easy to spread out. You get about an hour at the fort and they do a ranger talk when you first get there that gives you history, but if you skip that the rangers are around if you have any other questions. I definitely recommend going here at least once in tour life.
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Date of experience: December 2020
Betty P wrote a review Dec 2020
Canyon, Texas13 contributions5 helpful votes
Great experience. Did not know all the history around the Fort and the war. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this trip.
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Date of experience: November 2020
Jessica R wrote a review Dec 2020
72 contributions13 helpful votes
Seeing Ft Sumter and learning more about the opening shots of the Civil War is a must visit while in Charleston.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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