Fort Moultrie is a historic site built with Palmetto logs to protect the city of Charleston during the Revolutionary War and Civil War, and today it's one of the last still-standing forts along the Eastern Seaboard. Construction on the Palmetto log fort began in 1776. The current structure as it stands today was completed in 1809. Located at the tip of Sullivan's Island, Fort Moultrie today honors the soldiers that fought against the British army in 1776.
The fort was officially decommissioned in 1960 and has since been managed by the National Park Service.
Today, visitors to Fort Moultrie will find a restored structure, historic cannons, visitors center, educational exhibits, manicured grounds, and more. You can explore the grounds via a self-guided tour or sign up for a guided tour to learn from the staff.
Visit Fort Moultrie
Hours: Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for seniors over 62, and free for children 15 and younger