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 1:
    Holiday Open House

    Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
    Join us Saturday, December 1st, as we celebrate our annual Holiday Open House. Sponsored by UDC Fort Fisher Chapter 2325 and the Friends of Fort Fisher, the open house will feature live entertainment, free refreshments, seasonal decorations, and a one-day-only discount of 15% in the museum store. We will fire the cannon periodically throughout the day, and one lucky ticketholder will win our Civil War playset raffle. Join the Friends of Fort Fisher while there, and take the opportunity to find everything you need for the history lover on your holiday shopping list. Invited musical guests include John Bennet and Masonboro Parlor, as well as local favorite, John Golden. This special program is free, and open to the public. Join us for the holiday spirit and fellowship.

  • 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.


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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