Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, Charleston

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  • Being a history teacher by trade, Fort Sumter has always been on my list of places to see. When I finally got the opportunity, I did my research to make sure I maximized my time. To take the tour...  more »
  • This is a must for History Buffs. Make sure you have plenty of time. You will need the time to go through and read the history before taking a ferry out to the Fort. The ferry ride is about 30...  more »
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  • Truly an excellent place to experience an important part of the American Civil War history! There is a ferry ride from the visitor center to the fort. They have preserved the original walls and canons very well. The rangers do a flag lowering (evening) and raising (morning) ceremony every day, and the visitors can participate. Recommended for both old and young.
  • Great place. Only giving 4 stars because of the revisionist historical spin the rangers try and put on things , even if it completely contradicts the exhibits being shown. This , unfortunately seems to be the pattern while visiting southern historical sites.

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