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The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because 1 hour on the island was not really enough to go through the museum and walk around reading all of the placards. Since we did the afternoon tour after eating some lunch,...More
My companion is a history buff so we had to go to Fort Sumter. We got to the National Parks site 30 minutes before departure at 11:00am. We strolled through the small museum there before we boarded the ferry. While the ferry does flash photos...More
We visited Ft. Sumter with friends and loved every minute of the tour. We departed from Patriots Point by boat for the fort and enjoyed dolphins swimming along side much of the trip. The entire boat ride is narrated and helped orient us to Charleston...More
The ferry ride was fine and the rangers at the Fort were wonderful and gave a great short speech to inform us of both broad history and specific details not found in brief summaries. They were friendly and enthusiastic. And the history of Fort Sumter...More
Excellent park ranger interpretive speech about the Fort. Morning visitors are invited to help raise the flag, afternon visitors help bring it down. 'A special moment during our trip.' Go on a warm sunny day if possible because the winds are strong and cold on...More
Great way to see the harbor and the bridge from the water to and from the fort. Very comfortable ferry ride with restrooms and snack bar. Awe inspiring structure whose original walls are a third the height of the originals, gives one the sense of...More
Onto the ferry for a 30 minute history ride then a guided tour by the park ranger. Being present at the end of the day affords the opportunity to see or participate in the lowering of the giant flag. About 20 folks help catch and...More
Before we speak of the Monument, let"s first talk about the beautiful ride to the Fort. You have an outstanding view of Old Charleston, the Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, the Ravenel Bridge, and the overall view that is presented to every ship coming into the port...More
We arrived on the last boat of the day and were able to participate in the flag lowering ceremony. The park ranger that led the ceremony gave a brief but moving speech. Fascinating, and the 1 hour on the island is just the right amount...More
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I would suggest phoning the locations mentioned and or checking the web sites for an accurate answer. I am not able to give a difinitive answer, sorry. We embarked from Liberty Square. The park there is lovely and the port... More
I would suggest phoning the locations mentioned and or checking the web sites for an accurate answer. I am not able to give a difinitive answer, sorry. We embarked from Liberty Square. The park there is lovely and the port facility has interesting displays regarding the Fort. My understanding is that it is the same boat from both locations. The trip can be cold so dress accordingly. While understanding the historical importance of the site we found it underwhelming and the black monolith subsequently constructed by the government distracting. For us a one time must see.