Fort Moultrie National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Bob Dodson
Fort Moultrie National Monument tells the story of two centuries of seacoast defense. From the time of the earliest European settlements until the end of World War II, coastal fortifications guarded the harbors and shores of the United States. For over 200 years, Fort Moultrie has defended Charleston Harbor twice. During the Revolutionary War on June 28, 1776, the still incomplete fort was attacked by a British fleet. After a nine-hour battle, the ships were forced to retire, and Charleston was saved from British occupation. The fort was named for its commander, William Moultrie. During the Civil War nearly a century later, Federal forces bombarded Charleston's forts from land and sea for nearly two years. Both forts were able to hold back the Union attacks, though the masonry wall of Forts Sumter and Fort Moultrie crumbled under the shelling. Moultrie was maintained until 1947 to provide a ready and inexpensive deterrent to any prospective enemy.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
199.57
Visitor Count: 
776162
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fort Moultrie; Sally Port; Endicott Batteries; Harbor Engrance Control Post
Entrance Fees: 
Family Pass: $5; Adult Pass: $
Nearest Major City: 
Charleston, SC
Gateway Communities: 
Sullivans Island, SC; Isle of Palms, SC; Mount Pleasant, SC; Charleston, SC; Dorchester, SC
Nearby Airports: 
Charleston International Airport (CHS)