Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Fort Fisher State Historic Site


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round, closed Sundays and Mondays and most state holidays
  • Hours - Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am-5 pm


  • 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. South

    Kure Beach,   NC   28449


Fort Fisher State Historic Site, considered the “Last Major Stronghold of the Confederacy,” is N.C.'s most visited historic site and the scene of the two largest naval bombardments and the most ambitious amphibious assault of the Civil War. Today, the Fort Fisher visitor center boasts an exhibit hall with a 16-ft fiber optic map detailing the second battle, an orientation film, and a gift shop. A half-mile tour trail circles the remains of the western bastion of the fort. Visitors may enjoy the scenic views of both the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean as they explore the site. Exterior exhibits include interpretive panels, and a partially restored gun emplacement featuring a firing reproduction of a 32 lb rifled and banded seacoast cannon. See history come alive! Admission is free.

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1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. South
Kure Beach NC 28449


Latitude: 33° 58' 18.1194" / Longitude: -77° 55' 4.8"

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Hwy 421 South through Kure Beach on right hand side. GPS coordinates: Latitude: 33° 58' 18.1194" / Longitude: -77° 55' 4.8".

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