Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center, Charleston

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  • Excellent, free and lots of history and artifacts. An enormous replica of one of the flags at Fort Sumter is there (and the original piece of the flag is preserved in a glass case). Its a small area b...  more »
  • Before traveling to Fort Sumter, take an hour or two to browse artifacts, read Charleston history and discover more about Fort Sumter.  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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