When the visit to Fort Sumter didn’t pan out, Fort Moultrie was one of the two places I used as an alternative. I wasn’t able to stay as long as I would have liked to because I had to be at Patriot’s Point by 1:15 PM to see if that boat would go out (which it did not), so it is definitely on the re-visit list for the future. Even though I didn’t get to go out to Fort Sumter, I could see Castle Pinckney, another harbor fort, in the distance through the mist and rain from the Visitors Center pier using the camera’s zoom lens:
Fort Moultrie is a military history gem that represents the history of US coastal defense from the colonial period all the way to World War II. It served as a part of our coastal defenses from a palmetto log fort during the Colonial period all the way to a reinforced concrete Harbor Entrance Control Post in World War II, with everything from the Civil War, Spanish American War, and World War I in between. There are weapons and fortifications at the monument from all of the parts of it’s history, making one of the most unique forts I’ve visited. It also features exhibits on slavery and African Culture in the area, something you can’t overlook in this region.
Posts are still come about the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Patriots Point including the USS Yorktown, USS Clamagore, and USS Laffey.