Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter

  • Friday, March 28, 2014

Fort Sumter Tours is launching a new “Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter” beginning Friday, March 21, and continuing each Friday evening until October.

Another spring, long ago during a very turbulent time in our nation's history, on April 12, 1861... the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter and so began the American Civil War. Learn more about this amazing historic site as you cruise Charleston's harbor, and upon arrival at the fort, are greeted by National Park Rangers. Walk in the steps of those who shaped this nation. Fort Sumter Tours is the only authorized National Park Service Concessioner providing tour boats to Fort Sumter National Monument. Fort Sumter Tours is the recipient of a 2013 “Certificate of Excellence” awarded by TripAdvisor.

During the relaxing Sunset Tour, ice cold beer, wine and your favorite cocktails will be available for purchase on the way to and from the fort. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres with a Southern flare will be served on the return trip from the fort. Guests will experience a waterside view of the historic architectural gem that is Charleston, S.C. and has been voted “Top City” in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler. Professional photographs by PhotoGenics are offered to commemorate the experience. Personal cameras will not be idle, either. It is common to enjoy dolphin sightings running alongside the boat when underway.

The rates for these special Friday evening Sunset Tours: Adults – $42.00 per person; Children – $30.00 per person (4-11); Senior – $16.00 per person; Children 3 and younger – FREE. The Sunset Tour will last roughly two hours and 15 minutes. Boarding will begin at 5 p.m. with a departure from Liberty Square at 5:15 p.m. From there, enjoy the 30-minute Charleston harbor cruise to the fort.

Please note that the Sunset Tour departs from Liberty Square in downtown Charleston, S.C.

Cancellations with refunds are accepted up to 24 hours in advance. Walk-in reservations are welcome at the 340 Concord St., Liberty Square, window seats available on a space-available basis. Parking nearby is easy at the S.C. Aquarium garage or metered on-street.

Learn more about all of the exciting cruises and tours available by calling 1-843-722-BOAT or visit www.fortsumtertours.com for “Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter.”

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