Fort Moultrie National Monument


Fort Moultrie's history covers 171 years of seacoast defense, including the first decisive victory in the American Revolution and the firing onto Fort Sumter during the first battle of the Civil War. The third Fort Moultrie, built in 1809, stands today. By touring the fort, visitors can see how coastal defenses have evolved.




Fort Moultrie and Park Headquarters are both located at 1214 Middle Street on Sullivan's Island and are accessible by car.
From Mount Pleasant & US 17:
From US Highway 17 follow the signs for SC 703 and Sullivan's Island. Take SC 703 to Sullivan's Island. Cross the Intracoastal Waterway at the Ben Sawyer Bridge. Continue straight on Ben Sawyer Boulevard to Middle Street. Turn right at the stop sign onto Middle Street. The Fort Moultrie Visitor Center and parking is 1.5 miles away on Middle Street.


Charleston, South Carolina is a major destination city and is served by several airlines. Taxis are readily available from the airport. Both US I-26 and US I-526 lead to US-17, and US-17 leads to SC-703. Take US-17 North to Mt. Pleasant and turn right onto SC-703. At Sullivan's Island, turn right onto Middle Street. The fort is 1.5 miles from that intersection.

Public Transport: 

Airlines, bus, train and major highways service the local area. Additionally, the Charleston Area Rapid Transit Authority serves all the park sites.