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Fort Moultrie

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1214 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482


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Military Fort used in different ways through the entire span of American seacoast defense from 1776 up to World War II

Fort Moultrie is the only unit of the National Park System where the entire 171-year history of American seacoast defense (1776-1947) can be traced. Here you can actually watch time rewind as you experience what it was like on Fort Moultrie from World War II all the way back to it's days as a palmetto and log fort in 1776. Tucked in between the pubs and charming shuttered houses on Sullivan's Island, Fort Moultrie offers self-guided tours and museum exhibits on this key part of military history. History Trivia: The palmetto tree has been a symbol of SC since 1776 because the first Fort Moultrie was built of palmetto logs. The battle of Sullivan's Island was the Revolutionary War's first decisive victory of American forces over the British Navy.