About Fort Sumter
The place where the Civil War began is only accessible by boat. Liberty Square departure point is accessible (Patriot Point has steps) and the boat can accomodate all types of wheelchairs and has an accessible restroom. Fort Sumter itself has accessibility ramps but these may unavailable due to maintenence or weather. Call ahead to check. Museum guide with text and pictures available on request. Parade ground level is accessible. The water fountain, restrooms, museum, museum store and the observation level are not wheelchair accessible.