Where can I buy my Ticket?
Call 1-800-789-3678 or 843-722-BOAT (2628). Online at FortSumterTours.com or simply walk-in to either Departure Point, listed below.
Is there parking available?
Yes. For Downtown Charleston Liberty Square’s Fort Sumter Visitors Center the adjacent Aquarium Wharf garage is recommended. Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum has adjacent parking for $5/day/vehicle.
How much does the day time tour cost?
|Children under 3||FREE|
Where are the departure points?
Liberty Square’s Fort Sumter Visitors Center, 340 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401
Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.
What are the departure times?
|Date / Time||Liberty Square - Downtown Charleston||Patriots Point -
|Jan 2 – Feb 28||11:00 am, 2:30 pm||1:00 pm|
|Mar 1 – Mar 14||9:30 am, 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm||10:30 am & 1:00 pm|
|Mar 15 – Aug 20 & Labor Day Weekend||9:30 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:00 pm||10:30 am, 1:00 pm & 3:30 pm**|
|Aug 21 – Nov 30||9:30 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm||10:30 am & 1:00 pm|
|Dec 1 – Dec 24||11:00 am, & 2:30 pm||1:00 pm|
|Dec 26 – Dec 31||9:30 am, 12:00 pm & 2:30 pm||10:30 am & 1:00 pm|
|Thanksgiving, Dec 25 & Jan 1||No Tours Available||No Tours Available|
Please note, boats will depart promptly!
How long does the tour last?
The total tour time is 2 1/4 hours with about 1 hour spent on the fort.
May I bring alcohol onto the boat and Fort Sumter?
Bringing outside alcoholic beverages onto the boats and Fort Sumter is strictly prohibited. Beer and wine will be available for purchase on the return boat trip only. Intoxicated visitors are not allowed on the Fort.
No Elevator Service at Fort Sumter
- The museum, restrooms, bookstore and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs. For more information, visit the link below or please call (843-) 883-3123. More
Restrooms at Fort Sumter
- Restrooms at Fort Sumter are closed during the 9:30 boat visit from Liberty Square. Please plan to use the restrooms located on the boat during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
**This boat makes a brief interim stop at Liberty Square before and after Fort tour.