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Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island

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A series of coastal defense fortresses built to protect the United States from 1776 to 1947 make up Fort Moultrie. Nine British warships attacked the unfinished and still-unnamed fort in 1776, but they failed to destroy it. Reportedly, cannonballs bounced off its walls, and the ships were forced to retreat. The fort has been restored to portray different periods in its military history, which spanned more than 170 years. Begin your self-guided tour of tour at the visitor center. Here you'll be guided through the fort's transformations in reverse order, starting from World War II. Make Fort Moultrie a centerpiece of your Sullivan's Island vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Sullivan's Island day trip planner.
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  • We visited this fort after leaving Sullivan's Island Beach and are glad we made the stop. The fort is very well maintained and was not crowded at all. Easy access to parking, but several steps in... 
    We visited this fort after leaving Sullivan's Island Beach and are glad we made the stop. The fort is very well maintained and was not crowded at all. Easy access to parking, but several steps in...  more »
  • Super cool place to visit I loved looking around and exploring the fort I think that it’s super interesting and it’s one of my favorite forts that I have been to while we were the we had a visit by a....  more
    Super cool place to visit I loved looking around and exploring the fort I think that it’s super interesting and it’s one of my favorite forts that I have been to while we were the we had a visit by a....  more »
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  • An amazing experience and history lesson. While I wanted to visit Fort Sumter, there is a 3-4 hour time commitment due to ferry and thorough tour. We decided to go to Fort Moultrie. From the park rangers to the very knowledgeable guides, it was the right choice today. The next time you visit one of our national monuments and a guide wants to share a quick lay of the land, do it. It was an amazing history lesson. I would never have known most of it by simply exploring on my own.
  • This place is so cool! An artifact and peice of American history for starters. It cost 10$ to enter Fort Moultrie but totally worth it! I would give yourself at least 2-3 hours to be able to see everything here. You can walk down to the beach which is only a few hundred yards away. So glad I went for a day! Will definitely be going back!

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