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Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter National Monument Tours and Activities

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A top historic attraction in South Carolina, Fort Sumter National Monument is famous for being the site where the Civil War began. Today, the sea fort, accessible only by boat, retains much of its original stone structure—plus a few lodged cannonballs—letting visitors experience a piece of American history firsthand.

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1214 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

Charleston Harbor History Day-Time or Sunset Boat Cruise

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See the Charleston Harbor by boat with a leisurely sightseeing tour along the Cooper River to Fort Sumter National Monument. This fully-narrated tour focuses on Charleston history from Civil War sites to antebellum houses and landmarks, passes under Cooper River bridges, and explores a waterfront that’s home to bottlenose dolphins and pelicans.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise
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Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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Watch the sun set above Charleston, South Carolina with a 2-hour sunset harbor cruise aboard a 45-foot motorized catamaran. Find a comfortable seat on deck, spot the landmarks of downtown Charleston and the waterfront, and watch for the dolphins and sea birds that thrive along the South Carolina shoreline. Enjoy a relaxing break from the city while spending a romantic evening on the water.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

Charleston See-It-All Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Charleston's colonial history, laid-back vibe, and beautiful sites continue to steal the hearts of visitors to the Holy City. See the highlights of the peninsula in comfort on this 90-minute guided tour on a climate-controlled minibus with a maximum of 15 passengers. This narrated tour keeps you cool as you ride past must-see Charleston sights such as the Battery, the Citadel, Old City Market, and Hampton Park as well as enjoy spectacular views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse at a distance. Bonus: Admission to Charleston Powder Museum is also included with the price of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.00
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Private 3 Hour Charleston Sailing Charter (Sunsets & Day Sails)

Private 3 Hour Charleston Sailing Charter (Sunsets & Day Sails)

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We are a family owned sailing charter business. Come enjoy a day of sailing and seeing the historic sites of Charleston from the water in a 36' Beneteau Sailboat. We offer hourly, daily, or customized tours according to your desires for up to 6 guests maximum (USCG Rules & Regulations). Sit back and relax while a professional crew caters to your every need on your private yacht. Most tours are 3 hours in length and circle the entire Charleston harbor before returning to the docks where you boarded the vessel. Bring your favorite beverages, a picnic, or you can also request gourmet catering to fit your desires. A professional photographer can be requested as well. If you are looking for a romantic evening we can accommodate with a sunset sail with downtown Charleston in the background. We want to make sure you have the 5 star experience you deserve and will do everything we can to ensure this. Book now to enjoy the Charleston views from your privately chartered yacht!
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$600.00
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All Inclusive, See Everything Tour 7

All Inclusive, See Everything Tour 7

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We are the only tour company in Myrtle Beach that tours INSIDE Fort Sumter. We have packaged our tour in such a way that you will experience Charleston much better and less expensive than if you drove to Charleston from Myrtle Beach and attempted to tour Charleston on your own.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

Historic Charleston Walking Tour: Rainbow Row, Churches, and More

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Experience the charm and beauty of Charleston on a morning or afternoon walking tour. With an entertaining guide, take a leisurely stroll through the city’s Historic District, passing antebellum mansions, hidden gardens, historic churches and graveyards, as well as famous sites like Fort Sumter, Rainbow Row, and the Waterfront Battery. Along the way, learn about Charleston’s rich history and contemporary culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.00
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Shell Hunting Expedition
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Shell Hunting Expedition

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Depart for this 3 hour shell hunting excursion from Ripley Light Marina situated just less than a half mile outside downtown Charleston. Relax on a short cruise over to beautiful Morris Island while enjoying the sights and sounds of the breathtaking Charleston Harbor. Pass just feet from historical landmarks, wildlife, and natural habitats. Disembark onto this unspoiled barrier island while our naturalist amazes you with historical facts, ecology, tideline critters, and tips on finding wonderful seashells, sharks teeth and more. Departure times and dates may vary as this expedition is low tide dependent so to maximize your experience finding some awesome shoreline treasures.
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  • 3 hours
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Charleston City Bus Tour with Charleston Museum Admission

Charleston City Bus Tour with Charleston Museum Admission

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Beat the heat while touring Charleston on this minibus tour. Relax and ride in comfort as your driver takes you to top Charleston sights such as Colonial Lake, Rainbow Row, and Whitepoint Gardens. As a bonus, this tour includes admission to the Charleston Museum—visit the downtown location on your own schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.95
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A Charleston Harbor tour on a polynesian style real bamboo motorized tiki bar.

A Charleston Harbor tour on a polynesian style real bamboo motorized tiki bar.

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Get away, take a break as you cruise with us on this little slice of paradise. Our Tiki cruise tour will give you a Polynesian Island feel while enjoying the historic waters of the Lowcountry.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Nature Boat Tour with Certified Naturalist in Charleston

Nature Boat Tour with Certified Naturalist in Charleston

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Although Charleston may be more famous for its bars than its beaches, visitors would be remiss to overlook the Holy City's natural charms. Join a certified naturalist for a 2-hour nature boat tour through the waterways off Charleston Harbor, including a stop to explore the historical Morris Island. Throughout the tour, take in views of the Charleston skyline and spot wildlife like dolphins and seabirds with the help of your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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90-Minute Historic Walking Tour of Charleston

90-Minute Historic Walking Tour of Charleston

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Charleston’s historic alleyways and pocket gardens can’t be reached by car or carriage, making this Charleston walking tour an excellent option for visiting the Holy City’s enticing nooks and crannies. Follow a guide through the French Quarter, down to the Battery, and right past Rainbow Row as you learn about the city’s 350-year history from a licensed tour guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Tour: Charleston Old Walled City Historical Walking Tour

Small-Group Tour: Charleston Old Walled City Historical Walking Tour

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A walking tour of Charleston is especially pleasant when done in a small group of just 15 people or fewer. Avoid overcrowded sidewalks and photo ops as you follow your guide through the historic French Quarter, past the mansions of Broad Street, and down to the Charleston Battery. As you walk, your guide regales you with tales of Charleston's fascinating history, which is all too easy to miss if you forgo a guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Charleston Land & Sea Combo: Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

Charleston Land & Sea Combo: Historical Sightseeing Bus Tour with Harbor Cruise

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On this historical Charleston tour, journey back in time as your guide reveals the beauty and charm of one of America's most historic cities. Learn about the history of Charleston and discover its pivotal role in American history with visits to more than 100 points of interest including Rainbow Row, Colonial Lake, the Old Exchange Building and Whitepoint Gardens. This tour combines a 90 minute Historic City Tour with a 90 minute narrated, non-stop Harbor Tour. The harbor tour may be taken in conjunction with the city tour or you may choose to split them up and take them on separate days.
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  • 3 hours
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$48.00
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Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Charleston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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Get away, take a break as you cruise with us on this little slice of paradise. Our Tiki cruise tour will give you a Polynesian island feel while enjoying the historic waters of the lowcountry.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Fort Sumter National Monument costs USD 25.00. Guided Fort Sumter National Monument tours start around USD 25.00 per person. See all 14 Fort Sumter National Monument tickets and tours on Viator.
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