Fort Branch

Fort Branch

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  • Hours - Saturday & Sunday 1-5 pm


  • 2883 Fort Branch Rd.

    Hamilton,   NC   27840

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    2883 Fort Branch Road

    Hamilton,   NC   27840


This Confederate earthen fort provided a safe and clear view of Union gunboats approaching from down river. The fort also protected the nearby construction site of the ironclad ram C.S.S. Albemarle, which later helped regain control of the lower Roanoke River and Albemarle Sound by sinking wooden Union ships. Citizens of the entire Upper Roanoke Valley benefited from the fort, as well.

A battle re-enactment is held annually at the fort on the first weekend in November and includes a unique Living History Program. The annual events schedule often includes a springtime Living History Program and a unique Civil War Christmas celebration.

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2883 Fort Branch Rd.
Hamilton NC 27840


Latitude: 35° 55' 37.1994" / Longitude: -77° 10' 17.04"

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