Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center


Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center

The Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center is located at Liberty Square located in downtown Charleston at the intersection of Calhoun and Concord Streets. This beautiful urban national park site is located directly on the Cooper River and is the primary departure point for visitors traveling to Fort Sumter.

The Fort Sumter Visitor Center houses a museum with visual exhibits on the events leading up to the start of the Civil War with the attack of Fort Sumter. National Park Rangers are available to answer questions about the Civil War and the role South Carolina and Charleston played in the war. Other exhibits in the museum include slavery and the plantation culture, the major players of the time, political dealings, and how the Confederate Army was formed. While entry to the visitors center and museum are free, tickets must be purchased to board the boat to tour Fort Sumter.

Next door to the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center is the South Carolina Aquarium, another great Charleston destination. Parking is available in a City of Charleston parking garage at 24 Calhoun Street, just steps away from the entrance to Liberty Square. There is also limited metered street parking available.



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Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center
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Fort Sumter Visitor
Education Center
340 Concord St
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 577-0242
Visitor Education Ctr. Website



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