Embark on a Historic Adventure
Fort Sumter tours depart daily from two locations: downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
Fort Sumter Tours is an authorized National Park Service concessioner. We provide the only commercial boat transportation to Fort Sumter. We offer many departure times daily from two convenient locations: Liberty Square in downtown Charleston or Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.
Board your tour boat and get ready for a relaxing 30-minute cruise to historic Fort Sumter.
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by National Park Service rangers who will provide programming and answer questions about the history of Fort Sumter and its pivotal role in the American Civil War. Learn about the events that led to the outbreak of America’s most bloody war (read the tour narration).
Spend an hour exploring Fort Sumter before boarding the boat for a cruise back to your departure point.
Call us at 843-722-2628 with any questions regarding wheelchair accessibility.
During the spring and summer months, our 3:45 p.m. departure from Patriots Point will make a brief interim stop at Liberty Square before and after the tour.
Restrooms and water are available on the boat, which will remain at the dock during your visit.
Children 3 and under