DEPARTING DAILY FROM DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON OR MT. PLEASANT
Fort Sumter Tours is an authorized National Park Service concessioner. We provide the only commercial boat transportation to Fort Sumter. We offer many departure times daily from two convenient locations, Liberty Square, downtown Charleston, or Patriots Point, in Mt. Pleasant.
Once aboard, you will experience a relaxing 30 minute narrated cruise to historic Fort Sumter. You will learn about the events which led to the outbreak of America’s most bloody war. When you arrive you will be greeted by National Park Service Rangers, who will provide further details about Fort Sumter and its pivotal role in the American Civil War. On the fort you will find a very informative museum (360 Video of Museum) with many historic artifacts and a souvenir shop. After your one hour visit, you will enjoy a scenic cruise back to your departure point.
Want to stay longer? Please ask the ticket window representative about an extended stay!
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|Liberty Square (Downtown)||11:00am|
|Liberty Square (Downtown)||2:30pm|
|Children under 3||FREE|
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*Rates are subject to availability and change without notice. The Interagency Senior Pass does not apply to the ferry fee. This tour is great rain or shine.
The Fort Tour has limited accessibility for the disabled and those with mobility issues. Please note: there is no Elevator Service at Fort Sumter – the museum, restrooms, bookstore and top level of Fort Sumter are only accessible by climbing stairs. There are restrooms available at Fort Sumter. In addition, there are restrooms available on the ferry boats provided by Fort Sumter Tours.
The tour boats are equipped with an elevator/lift and handicapped accessible restrooms. The boarding ramp can accommodate electric & manual wheelchairs and scooters except in extreme tide situations. Although the restrooms on Fort Sumter are accessible only by climbing a flight of stairs the tour boat remains at the Fort so that restrooms on the boat are available during your visit.
**Please note the Fort Sumter Tour is a boat excursion dependent on changing weather and tide conditions, Fort Sumter Tours cannot and does not guarantee accessibility. Please call 843-722-2628 the day of your tour to verify accessibility. Note: No concealed weapons are allowed on any of the vessels that Fort Sumter Tours operates.
^Note the 3:30pm tour departing from Patriots Point this tour is a 3 hour tour and the boat makes a brief interim stop at Liberty Square before and after Fort Tour.