FORT MOULTRIE (FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT)
Fort Moultrie, the first fort built on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina, is one of a series of coastal fortifications located within Fort Sumter National Monument. Although intended primarily to protect Charleston, SC, Fort Moultrie played a role in protecting the entire Nation from 1776 to 1947, through the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World Wars I and II. Officially established as a national site in 1948, it represents more than 170 years of American coastal defense strategy.
Celebrate the spirit of American military history with the Fort Moultrie quarter!
FLORA AND FAUNA
Although Fort Moultrie is an ideal spot for bird watching, some of its bigger animals are found underwater. While on shore, keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin or a manatee—two large aquatic mammals that frequent Charleston Harbor!
History enthusiasts will enjoy the array of guided tours available at the Fort, where visitors can learn about the defensive artillery onsite and even watch as park rangers perform a firing demonstration of 19th-century era firearms.
COMMEMORATE YOUR FAMILY’S TRIP TO FORT MOULTRIE WITH THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL QUARTERS® PROGRAM!
Content updated August 29, 2016