"Fort Sumter" Fort Sumter Tip by Jim_Eliason
Fort Sumter, Charleston: 18 reviews and 54 photos
This fort sits on a man made island guarding the entrance to Charleston Harbor. This fort played a pivotal role in American history. On April 12, 1862 the newly formed Confederate States of America began an artillery bombardment and eventually captured this fort, which began the US civil war.
The fort is accessed by a special tour boat that leaves twice daily from Liberty Square (next to the Aquarium). Cost is $12.
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