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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  • great way to kill several hours. right on the beach.two graves on site, be sure to show respects. also plenty of parking. 
    great way to kill several hours. right on the beach.two graves on site, be sure to show respects. also plenty of parking.  more »
  • My husband, son and I visited the fort in early April. Lots of walking and steps involved. Take your time and we recommend going on a cooler day. Very informational. Scenery is nice. 
    My husband, son and I visited the fort in early April. Lots of walking and steps involved. Take your time and we recommend going on a cooler day. Very informational. Scenery is nice.  more »
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  • Drove by, lots of history, but didnt go in
  • Fort Moultrie is great. I'll get the negative part out first by saying that we had three adults and two kids, and the adults were $10 a piece. Personally, I thought that was a little pricey to get in the fort when there's really not much to hold you there that long. With that being said, it's definitely worth visiting and at least paying for once. You can walk around the outside and go into some other buildings for free. I love history so I really enjoyed this fort. The cannons are amazing and that's definitely what interested my kids the most. There are plenty of signs around the grounds to give you information on soldiers, cannons, wars, and other historical events involving the fort. There were two staff members there and they were very nice and helpful. They do have a volunteer sometimes that will give you a tour which is pretty cool. All in all I really enjoyed it.

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