Accessibility at Fort Sumter has been dramatically improved with three elevators providing service to the museum, viewing area and Eastern sales outlet. By the end of Summer 2006, a new ramping system should be installed at the Liberty Square Visitor Education Center and departure facility in Charleston. This new ramp will make ferry access very easy for all visitors including those in power operated wheel chairs. Currently, it is best to depart from the Liberty Square facility at or near low tide. Non-battery operated wheel chairs may be lifted onto the ferry to navigate the few steps to reach the boat deck. The Patriots Point departure facility is not accessible.