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


1st Attack

2nd Attack

Battle Maps


The Forces


Fort Fisher

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • December 13:
    Holiday Open House

    Tuesday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Join us as we celebrate the season at our Holiday Open House. Enjoy free refreshments, live entertainment, holiday decorations, and a one-day-only 15% discount in the gift shop for the history lover on your Christmas list. Musical performances by the Murrayville Middle School Jazz Band, Dr. John Bennett and Masonboro Parlor, storyteller and musician John Golden, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Fisher and Fort Fisher Chapter 2325 of the UDC, the event is free and open to the public.

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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.
Sundays, 12 noon - 5 pm, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Closed Mondays and most major state holidays.


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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