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

  • SITE IS CLOSED TODAY DUE TO FLOODS. Please accept our apologies. STAY SAFE.


  • Group Reservations
    If you plan to bring a group of 20 or more to Fort Fisher, please see the attached Group Visitation information to find out about scheduling and what we offer. Then contact us by email at fisher@ncdcr.gov or call us with your visitation request.


  • Fort Fisher Weddings!
    Make your special day even more so. Contact Si Lawrence about Fort Fisher's new special event rental program at si.lawrence@ncdcr.gov.

Upcoming Events

  • Stay tuned for upcoming events . . .


View NC DNCR Upcoming Events Calendar

Fort Fisher Information

Contact Us

Ft. Fisher
1610 Ft. Fisher Blvd. South
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Phone: (910) 251-7340
Fax: (910) 458-0477
Email: fisher@ncdcr.gov

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sundays, 12 noon - 5 pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Closed Mondays 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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