- 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.
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Fort Moultrie National Battlefield
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.
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.