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Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center
Ranked #32 of 250 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you visit Fort Sumter, the education center is inside the Fort. It is very informative about the history of the Fort, and I enjoyed reading the clips and looking at the pictures. There is no cost to enter the center, so it is included in the cost of the tour. You need to take the Ferry to Fort Sumter! Buy your tickets online if you have a tight schedule because tickets are limited.

Thank James L
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"nice museum"
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"history lesson"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little museum and gift shop to meander around while you wait for the ferry to the fort. Nice displays and lots of good information.

Thank nriemen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wouldn't choose this as a destination unless you are heading to see Fort Sumter. Lots of stairs to navigate, public rest rooms and exhibits.

Thank Maggie K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop before or after visiting the aquarium. A wonderful but small exhibit about the Fort.

Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every American should learn to appreciate the impact of the Civil War as it was far more impactful than any of the wars fought since then. I strongly recommend taking time beforehand at the Education Center at Liberty Point to learn about the events that led up to the actual attack. In my view, the Education Center is more interesting than the actual tour of the fort.

Thank kneal8
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