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Fort Sumter Tours

Fort Sumter Tours is the only commercial boat transport to Fort Sumter and is authorized by the National Park Service. Once on board, you'll enjoy a relaxing narrated cruise through the harbor and hear stories of the events of the Civil War. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a park ranger and take part in a on hour tour and talk. The Fort Sumter Tour boat pushes off many times daily from two locations, Patriots Point and Liberty Square.
Fort Sumter Tours at Charleston
Attraction Details
Address: 360 Concord St #201, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401
Category: Activities



Tours are available daily. Times vary. For detailed schedule, click here


  • Adults $18
  • Adult Seniors (62 & up) - $16
  • Children (4-11) - $11
  • Children (3 & under) - FREE


  • Dinner Tours
  • Harbor Cruises
  • Private Charter Events

Group Tours

Fort Sumter is extremely fun to do with large groups. The tours can accommodate reunions, corporate gatherings, school groups and traveling groups. We offer a discounted rate for 15 or more people. For more information or to reserve your tour, call 800-789-3678.

Combine the tour with trip to SC Aquarium for a Day of Fun

The trip to Fort Sumter is roughly 2 ½ hours of boat cruising time and time exploring the Fort. For a day filled with family fun, head over to the Aquarium after your tour located right next door to where the ferry docks.


  • What are some things I should note of before boarding?

    • Total tour time is 2 1/4 hours.
    • Food is not allowed on the fort. Snacks are offered onboard.
    • Restrooms are available at the departure locations, onboard and at the fort.
    • A museum and gift shop are located at the fort.
    • Handicap accessibility is available at Liberty Square.
    • Arrive 30 minutes prior to any departure time.
  • Is there time to explore the island?

    Once on the island, guests have the choice of an independent or guided tour. The ferry allows for about an hour to explore, whether self or guided.

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