Fort Moultrie

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Mary Porcher on September 28, 2000

The first time I was at Fort Moultrie, a friend and I stumbled upon it. We enjoyed reading the battle history from the Revolution and the Civil War, but we enjoyed even more sitting on the large granite (SC's state rock) stones along the coast and watching the sunset. This is a great spot for watching ships come into harbor in the evening, watching gulls and dolphins. During that first visit, there was no one there that evening, and we sat on the rocks in silence, listened to the waves pound, felt the salt blowing on our faces, and watched the sails in the sunset. How romantic!

The second time I went to the fort, it was harder to find. You have to follow the signs to Sullivan's Island, and then look for signs to Fort Moultrie. That evening, during July, the fort was more crowded. Several other couples were also on the rocks along the coast. But the waves are so loud that you can't hear them talking. It was neat, all of us sitting on the rocks and relaxing. And that evening we saw dolphins.

If you want to get away from the crowds in the evening, Fort Moultrie makes a great place to visit. I don't think most tourist ever end up here. You can drive here (as opposed to Fort Sumter - you have to take a pricey boat there).
Fort Moultrie National Monument
1214 Middle St
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, 29482
+1 843 883 3123

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