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Fort Fisher State Historic Site

1610 South Fort Fisher Boulevard, Kure Beach, NC 28449, USA

Before its fall in January 1865, Fort Fisher protected blockade-runners en route to Wilmington with supplies vital to the Confederate army. It was the largest of the earthen seacoast fortifications defending the last major open port to the Confederacy. The fall of Fort Fisher, on January 15, 1865, helped seal the fate of the Confederacy. The site boasts scenic easements of the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.


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From Interstate 40 take College Road (State Road 132) south through Wilmington to U.S. 421. Take U.S. 421 south through Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Fort Fisher is on the right just south of Kure Beach.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, visitor center, handicapped access, gift shop, museum, guided tours.

Regular Events

Large commemorative living history event in January, two large living history programs in June and October, costumed tours June through mid-August, regularly scheduled small summer programs.

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Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM



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