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Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square

Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

This is the primary ferry departure facility for visiting Fort Sumter. Located in Liberty Square, the center offers interpretive and visual exhibits on the events leading up to the start of the Civil War with the bombardment of Fort Sumter. National Park Service rangers and volunteers will answer questions and help you achieve a better understanding of the causes of the Civil War, why it began at Fort Sumter and what happened during the war. Museum store and restrooms available. Go to www.nps.gov/fosu for more information on hours of operation.