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

  • September 1:
    The museum is closed on Monday (Labor Day holiday) and will reopen to the public Tuesday on its regular schedule.


  • September 27:
    "The Most Terrible Storm of Iron and Lead": Artillery at Fort Fisher

    Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Free, and open to the public.


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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