Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Kure Beach

Categories: Military Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Fort Fisher State Historic Site tells the story of one of the most important fortifications of the Civil War and is the site of fierce naval and land battles. The Confederate fort, strategically placed at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, was crucial for protecting trading routes and keeping Confederate supply lines open. Capturing the fort known as the Southern Gibraltar was crucial for the Union, but it was only achieved in 1865 after two sieges. Little remains of the original earthen fort, but you can still see some of its parts and visit the restored gun batteries, archeological displays, and a monument to Confederate soldiers. Through exhibits and an audiovisual program, the visitor center provides information on the fort's history. If the weather is nice, plan to stop by the adjacent public beach for a swim. Add Fort Fisher State Historic Site to your Kure Beach travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kure Beach travel itinerary maker.
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  • We did this museum along with the aquarium. It is a small but very informative museum about the fort and the War between the States. Then you can leave the museum and go walk the old fort. My kids enj...  read more »
  • We visited on a day when there was a REALLY severe storm passing overhead and as the facility was having its roof replaced it was a bit of a wash out both inside and out. We are talking Niagara Falls ...  read more »
  • This was a neat stop while here on vaction. The history here was interesting and neat. This is a great place for the civil war nut. There is a little WWII history here as well. Also great scenery arou...  read more »
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