I wish I could rate the fort and boat trip out separately. We knew the fort would be a problem for my disabled husband and we did what we could do. On the other hand parking was a DISASTER. We had a handicapped sticker but...More
About Fort Sumter National Monument
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The Fort was very interesting that's for sure. it was extremely buggy there but they can't really control that. good guides.
We took the Fort Sumter tour -- rode the ferry boat out (30 minutes), stayed on the island for an hour, and then rode the boat back. Was a pleasant boat trip -- I would recommend covered seating in the hot weather or even sitting...More
This was one of our favorite parts of our visit to Charleston. The boat ride to the island was comfortable and very informative. If you like history, are interested in the Civil War and the events of Battery park and are ok with the majority...More
What an awesome experience! To be in the same spot where slaves and soldiers were building and defending such a historic structure was just amazing. Could have spend another couple of hours there. And to top it off we saw dolphins playing in the water...More
A half our long ferry ride is how you get to the fort. It is a beautiful ride and there is educational commentary about landmarks as you pass. Once at Fort Sumter, you have the option to roam around on your own or to stay...More
We rode boat from Patriots Point. Recorded commentary on boat was interesting and not too canned. You only get an hour at fort which seemed like 15 - 20 minutes too short to soak in the views, read about exhibits in museum, and explore the...More
I took students on a trip see this place. They loved the boat and seeing the dolphins along the boat. The scenery is bright and nice like the history.