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If you're interested in Civil War history, you don't want to miss this tour. Our guide on the approximately 20 minute ferry ride to Fort Sumter was extremely knowledgeable, so much so that we opted to tour the fort on our own rather than follow a guide there. What remains of the fort gives a good feel for what it must have been, and the views from there of the other forts are clearly marked and provide plenty of information. We had an hour before catching the ferry back, but I could have spent two hours or more in the museum alone. The original US flag that flew there is quite moving.

Excellent experience! The knowledgeable ranger talked us through the history of Fort Sumter while on the ferry ride over. This helped set up the scene as we explored the grounds. The added bonus of the raising of the flag was memorable.

Wonderful ranger on island that was informative and funny. Guide on boat spoke clearly and everyone could hear his informative talk.

This is history come to life. It’s not difficult to imagine the circumstances in which our forbearers found themselves.

This was a great tour we loved all the history. Well worth the time and money.