Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square

340 Concord ST
Charleston, SC 29401


This state-of-the-art center is the primary ferry departure facility for visiting Fort Sumter. Located in Liberty Square, the center offers interpretive and visual exhibits on the events leading up to the start of the Civil War with the bombardment of Fort Sumter. National Park Service rangers and volunteers will answer questions and help you achieve a better understanding of the causes of the Civil War, why it began at Fort Sumter and what happened during the war. National Park Passport cancellations are available in the bookstore.

Contact Information

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340 Concord ST
Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-577-0242
Fax: 843-720-5203


  • Must See
  • Civil War
  • Admission : Free; separate admission charged for Fort Sumter boat tour
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Visitor Center: Daily 8:30am-5pm
  • Days and Holidays Closed : New Year's, Thanksgiving, & Christmas
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