Ft. Fisher

Civil War – National Historic Landmark

Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. By 1865, the supply line through Wilmington was the last remaining supply route open to Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. When Ft. Fisher fell after a massive Federal amphibious assault on January 15, 1865, its defeat helped seal the fate of the Confederacy. Continued

The Site

The Port

The Fort

The Civil War at Ft. Fisher

Politics

1st Attack

2nd Attack

Battle Maps

Aftermath

The Forces

WWII

Fort Fisher

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • December 9:
    Holiday Open House

    Tuesday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Enjoy seasonal refreshments, decorations, and entertainment throughout the day, with performances by the Murray Middle School Jazz Band, John Golden as Blockade Runner Captain Roberts, and Dr. John Bennett and Masonboro Parlor presenting period music and dance. Enjoy a 25% discount in the Museum Shop, and join us for our 2014 Musket Raffle Drawing. Admission is free, and open to the public.


  • December 24 - 26
    Site Closed

    We will be closed Wednesday, December 24th through Friday, December 26th in observance of Christmas (state holiday). We will re-open to the public on Saturday, December 27th on our regular schedule.


Fort Fisher Information

Contact Us

Ft. Fisher
1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd. South
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Phone: (910) 458-5538
Fax: (910) 458-0477
Email: fisher@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday and most major state holidays.

Admission

No admission fees. There is a suggested donation at some special events. School and other large groups should schedule at least two weeks in advance.


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