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Fort Moultrie National Battlefield
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Fort Moultrie National Battlefield
Description - Fort Moultrie's history covers 171 years of seacoast defense, including the first decisive victory in the American Revolution and 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.

Recreation - Activities include tours of the fort using the self-guided brochure. Visitors can attend special events when offered. Allow one hour to see the fort. Ranger programs are given at various times.

Climate - South Carolina generally has a temperate climate, with cool winters and warm, humid summers. Thunderstorms are possible throughout the year but most common in the spring and summer. Tropical storms occasionally strike the coast during the hurricane season.

Location - Fort Moultrie is located in the Low-country of coastal South Carolina, near Charleston. From Charleston take US-17, north, to Mt. Pleasant and turn right onto SC-703. At Sullivan's Island, turn right on Middle Street; the fort is 1.5 miles from that intersection. Charleston has an international airport, bus and train stations.

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Contact Information:
Fort Moultrie, 1214 Middle St. , Sullivan's Island, SC, 29482, Phone: 843-883-3123

Additional Information:
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site - The historic site was established to interpret Charles Pinckney's role in the development of the United States Constitution, his plantation, and the transition of the United States from a group of colonies to a young nation.
Fort Sumter National Monument - The first engagement of the Civil War took place here on April 12, 1861. The park also embraces Fort Moultrie, scene of the patriot victory of June 28, 1776 - one of the early defeats of the British in the Revolutionary War. Together the forts reflect 171 years of seacoast defense.
Lowcountry Region - The Lowcountry Region of South Carolina includes the Atlantic coast and the coastal plain. It covers the area south and east from Sumter.
South Carolina's Historic Sites -


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