Fort Moultrie

The first fort on Sullivan's Island, constructed of palmetto logs and sand, was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker of the Royal Navy and nine British men-of-war attacked it on June 28, 1776. After a nine-hour battle, the ships were forced to retire. Charlestown was saved from British occupation, and the fort was named in honor of its commander, Colonel William Moultrie. In May 1780 the British finally captured Charlestown, including Fort Moultrie, finally evacuating the city in December 1782 as the Revolution entered its final year. LEARN MORE

Today Fort Moultrie has been restored to portray the major periods of its history. A visitor to the fort moves steadily backwards in time from the World War II Harbor Entrance Control Post to the site of the Palmetto-log fort of 1776.

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3D VR - Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!
3D VR - Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!

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The first fort on Sullivan's Island, constructed of palmetto logs and sand, was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker of the Royal Navy and nine British men-of-war attacked it on June 28...
Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!
Fort Moultrie National Park | Let's Go!

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The first fort on Sullivan's Island, constructed of palmetto logs and sand, was still incomplete when Commodore Sir Peter Parker of the Royal Navy and nine British men-of-war attacked it on June 28...
Fort Moultrie Photo Gallery | Let's Go!
Fort Moultrie Photo Gallery | Let's Go!

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This supplementary photo gallery for Fort Moultrie includes the following images: Painting of the Battle of Sullivan's Island Main entrance into Fort Moultrie Fort Moultrie Sally-Port Principal...

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