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20 Attractions to Explore Near Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter National Monument
Fort Sumter National MonumentSouth Carolina 29412, USA

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.

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Fort Moultrie
Fort Moultrie1.75 KMs away 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 Harbor2.55 KMs away 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 Island3.82 KMs away 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 Point5.14 KMs away 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 Garden5.56 KMs away 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 Mansion5.60 KMs away 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.

Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park5.60 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

One of the peninsula's most visited parks, Waterfront Park opened in 1990 and offers fantastic views of the Charleston Harbor. Gardens, fountains, walking paths and plenty of park benches are availble on the property. The park is open daily.

Heyward-Washington House
Heyward-Washington House5.71 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

A historic house museum at 87 Church Street in Charleston. Built-in 1772, it was home to Thomas Heyward, Jr., a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and was where George Washington stayed during his 1791 visit to the city. It is now owned and operated by the Charleston Museum.

Old Slave Mart Museum
Old Slave Mart Museum5.77 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

A huge building that once housed an antebellum slave auction gallery constructed in 1859. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its role in Charleston's African-American history. Today, the building houses the Old Slave Mart Museum.

Saint Michael's Church
Saint Michael's Church5.89 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

A historic church and the oldest surviving religious structure in Charleston built in the 1750s. One of the architectural wonders in the county and was a historical site that was visited by a lot of tourists.

St. Philip's Church
St. Philip's Church5.90 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

A historic church at 142 Church Street in Charleston. this stuccoed brick church features an imposing tower designed in the Wren-Gibbs tradition. Three Tuscan pedimented porticoes contribute to this design to make a building of the highest quality and sophistication. It is the oldest European-American religious congregation in South Carolina.

Circular Congregational Church
Circular Congregational Church6.04 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

The Circular Congregational Church is a historic church at 150 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, used by a congregation established in 1681. Its parish house, the Parish House of the Circular Congregational Church, is a highly significant Greek Revival architectural work by Robert Mills, and is recognized as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

Gibbes Museum of Art
Gibbes Museum of Art6.09 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

Formerly known as the Gibbes Art Gallery, is an art museum in Charleston which houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works, many with a connection to Charleston or the South.

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist - Charleston
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist - Charleston6.19 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, located in Charleston, South Carolina. Designed by Brooklyn architect Patrick Keely in the Gothic Revival style, it opened in 1907.

Unitarian Church in Charleston
Unitarian Church in Charleston6.29 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

The Unitarian Church in Charleston, home to a Unitarian Universalist congregation, is an historic church located at 4 Archdale Street in Charleston. It is "the oldest Unitarian church in the South" and is a National Historic Landmark.

KKBE- Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim
KKBE- Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim6.38 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

one of the oldest Jewish congregations in the United States founded in 1749. The congregation is nationally significant as the place where ideas resembling Reform Judaism were first evinced. It meets in an architecturally significant 1840 Greek Revival synagogue located at 90 Hasell

Morris Island Lighthouse
Morris Island Lighthouse6.39 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

A huge lighthouse which stands majestically in the southern side of the entrance to Charleston Harbor in Morris island. The light was in a brick tower, built by the Colony of South Carolina in 1767.

South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium6.41 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

Located on the historic Charleston Harbor. It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals. The largest exhibit in the zoo is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium and is the deepest tank in North America. There are also so many wonders in and around this place.

Old Charleston Jail
Old Charleston Jail6.53 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

Charleston, South Carolina’s old city jail has a long and haunting past that can still be explored today. was built in 1802 and served as the city jail from 1803 to 1939. The front interior of the jail still retains the original structure that was built in 1802, but the rest of the jail as it is today was built in 1855. Now it is one of the famous tourist spots in Charleston county.

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge6.69 KMs away from Fort Sumter National Monument

Also known as the Ravenel Bridge which is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, USA, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. It was the third longest cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere.