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Fort Sumter: Sunset BBQ Dinner Cruise & Tour

4.4 / 5

15 reviews

Activity provider: Fort Sumter Tours

Fort Sumter: Sunset BBQ Dinner Cruise & Tour

Activity provider: Fort Sumter Tours
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From US$ 49 per person

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Take a ferry ride to the grounds of Fort Sumter, where America’s deadliest war began. Explore Fort Sumter National Monument, the Museum and enjoy a BBQ dinner.

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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the grounds of Fort Sumter National Monument
  • Get a beautiful waterside view
  • Enjoy dining on Southern BBQ cuisine
  • Learn of the events and hear stories of the Civil War Heroes
Full description
Explore the grounds at Fort Sumter National Monument with a National Park Ranger and visit the Museum. Get a window into the life and trials of America’s heroes, from the Civil War to today’s modern conflicts. Enjoy a BBQ dinner on the way back from Fort Sumter. Depart from Liberty Square in downtown Charleston at 5:00 PM, see the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge as you ride the ferry along, and take in sights of Charleston’s stately Rainbow Row and Battery homes. Approach Fort Sumter with graceful sailboats and playful dolphins in sight. Arrive at The Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park, which sits prominently at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor, a strategic location that was crucial to its defense. Explore the grounds of Fort Sumter and stand on the grounds where America’s deadliest war began. Have enough time to explore well-preserved fort ruins and to browse Museum store souvenirs in 1 hour. Learn about the events leading to the war and stories of courageous heroes in action from the Civil War’s first battle. Walk in the steps of those who shaped this nation. Enjoy the beautiful views of the sun setting in the city and a delicious BBQ dinner as you ride the ferry back to Charleston. Relax and take in the spectacular views of the harbor and her marine life while dining on Southern BBQ cuisine. Feel free to purchase beer, wine, and cocktails to/from the fort. Arrive back in Liberty Square at 7:45 PM.
  • Fort Sumter Ferry
  • Fort Sumter National Monument Admission
  • BBQ dinner
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

• Meet at Liberty Square’s Fort Sumter Visitors Center, 340 Concord St. Charleston, SC 29401. • Parking in the adjacent Aquarium Wharf garage is recommended. • Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 preventative measures, some areas and services may be restricted. Please check with the attraction for details.
  • Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are not allowed inside the fort’s museum
  • Tours run in rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 15 reviews

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Great value for the money The Fort was very interesting. The last tour of the day you can help pull the flag down and fold it up. The food was good and you could get as much as you wanted. The only negative was the tour guide talked about alcohol way too much and how great he was.

July 18, 2021

This tour was very enjoyable.

August 1, 2022

July 31, 2022

Product ID: 400696