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Fort Sumter National Monument - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

South Carolina 29412, USA

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About Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles, the first of which signified the start of the American Civil War. It was one of a number of special forts planned after the War of 1812, combining high walls and heavy masonry, and classified as Third System.


Attractions Near Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Moultrie
Fort Moultrie1.75km from Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Moultrie is a series of fortifications on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston. It is the only area of the National Park System where the entire 171-year history of American seacoast defense can be traced.

Charleston Harbor
Charleston Harbor2.55km from Fort Sumter National Monument

One of the famous harbors in the United States which was located in Charleston county. Named in honor of the King of England, Charles II. This harbor is one of the tourist places which was important both historically and economically.

Sullivans Island
Sullivans Island3.82km from Fort Sumter National Monument

Sullivan's Island is a town and island in Charleston County. Sullivan's Island was the point of entry for approximately 40 percent of the 400,000 enslaved Africans brought to British North America; it has been likened to Ellis Island, the 19th-century reception point for immigrants in New York City. During the American Revolution, the island was the site of a major battle at Fort Sullivan on June 28, 1776, since renamed Fort Moultrie in honor of the American commander at the battle.

Patriots Point
Patriots Point5.14km from Fort Sumter National Monument

Patriot's Point was a pre-war historical site which hosted a mock military base. It is now home for three museum ships which has a lot of exhibits which says about the past and is one of the famous landmark in the Charleston county.

White Point Garden
White Point Garden5.56km from Fort Sumter National Monument

A public park located in peninsular Charleston, South Carolina. This park provides beautiful views of Fort Sumter and of the Charleston Harbor. The park features lots of grass space, shaded by beautiful old oak trees. The park has a gazebo in the center and features a rich display of history, including an impressive display of Civil War cannons, and several monuments and statues.

The Calhoun Mansion
The Calhoun Mansion5.6km from Fort Sumter National Monument

This mansion is the largest residence in the area of Charleston and it boasts of having 35 rooms. The Calhoun Mansion gained its famous name when Williams died and left the home to Patrick Calhoun, grandson of former Vice President John C. Calhoun. By 1914, the mansion saw regular use as a hotel.

Where is Fort Sumter National Monument

Discover More Attractions in Charleston County, Where Fort Sumter National Monument Is Located

Charleston County
Charleston County
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Charleston County is located in the U.S. state of South Carolina along the Atlantic coast. It was the third-most populous county in South Carolina.

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