National Monument

Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie Dog Policy

Fort Sumter & Fort Moultrie National Monument is Not Dog Friendly

Fort Sumter guarded the entrance of Charleston Harbor, and Confederate forces firing on the US forces guarding the fort started the Civil War in 1861. The park preserves the history of the fort and its role in the Civil War. Fort Sumter is located on an island and only accessible by boat. Fort Moultrie was involved in the Revolutionary War, where American forces defeated Royal Navy forces in 1776.

Fort Sumter National Monument is not dog friendly. While dogs are allowed in the parking lot to the Visitor Center on a leash, they are not allowed inside buildings, and they are not allowed at Fort Sumter, on the island, or even aboard boats docked at the island.

Fort Moultrie is somewhat dog friendly. While dogs aren't allowed inside the fort, they are allowed on the grounds and short trails outside the fort.


Location & Map

South Carolina
Charleston Harbor

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