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Fort Fisher Historic Museum

. Description:  Confederate Fort which protected Wilmington harbor from Federal blockade until January 1865.  Remnants of  defensive works that once included one mile of sea defense and 1/3 mile of land defense include the reconstruction of a 32 pounder seacoast gun , as part of the 10% of the original fort with a restored palisade fence and visitor center with video of the fort history.
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How to find: 
Address:
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S
PO Box 169
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Parent Organization:
North Carolina Division of Archives and History
Contacts
Phone 910 458-5538
fax 910 458-0477
e-mail  mailto:fisher@ncmail.net
URL(s)
Division of Archives and History
 http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/fisher/fisher.htm
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 Apr 1-Oct 31 1 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5
 Nov 1-Mar 31 1 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4 10 - 4
Season  Guided tours Mon-Sat  9:30, 11, 1:30, 3; Sun 1:30, 3, first tour only in summer hours
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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As of OCT 2007  Free    Free   by reservation
Special Fees: Donation accepted
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Guided tours offered daily throughout the year
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Once the largest earthwork fort in the South, called the "Gibraltar of the South", this fort guarded the mouth of the Cape Fear River.  Less 10 percent remains, with 180 yards of of land face on the river side and 75 yards on the ocean side, with a restored gun emplacement and museum in the visitor center.  Guided tours are given daily,  1 1/2 hours apart
Big Events: Confederate Memorial Day/Spring Artillery demonstrations (May),  Suggested Stay:
Period 1862-1865 Type of Site Fort
Buildings:  Earthworks, gun battery, visitor center
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Nearby Attractions:
towns;  12 mi Carolina Beach, Myrtle Grove, Southport, Caswell Beach, Long Beach (Wilmington 15 mi)

Historical

Description

Contact

Address

Federal Point History Center   1121 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Tel: (910) 458-0502
NC Maritime Museum at Southport   116 N Howe St
Southport, NC 28461
Tel: (910) 457-0003
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher  Science
Historical Society of Topsail Island
Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Inc
New Hanover County Museum
Wilmington Childrens Museum The
Wrightsville Beach Museum
Wilmington Railroad Museum
Bellamy Mansion Museum
Colonial Dames Headquarters House
  Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site, www.stepintoplaces.com

Cultural

 
St Johns Museum of Art   3201 S 17th St
Wilmington, NC 28412
Tel: (910) 763-0281
 
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Nearby Places to Stay:

  Address Contact
Camping/RV  
Carolina Beach State Park PO Box 475
Carolina Beach NC  28428
910 458-8206

Bed & Breakfast

 
Beach Side Inn 616 South Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach NC 28428
910 458-5598
Ocean Princess B&B 824 South Fort Fisher Boulevard
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-6712
Beacon House Inn B&B 715 Carolina Beach Avenue N
Carolina Beach NC 28428
910 458-6244
Dolphin Watch B&B 910 Carolina Beach Avenue N
Carolina Beach NC 28428
910 458-5355
Brunswick B&B 301 East Bay Street
Southport NC 28461
910 457-5278
Cape Fear Inn 308 West Bay Street
Southport NC 28461
910 457-5989
Lois Jane's Riverview Inn 106 West Bay Street
Southport NC 28461
910 457-6701
Marsh Harbor Inn 21 Keelson Row
Boiling Spring Lakes NC 28461
910 457-5002
Theodosia's B&B 2 Keelson Row
Boiling Spring Lakes NC 28461
910 457-6563
James Place B&B 5602 S Arnlea Court
Wilmington NC 28409
910 815-3410
Hotel/Motel Click Here For Bookings in Kure Beach
Kure Key Motel 310 US Highway 421
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-5277
Nelson's Motel 122 Fort Fisher Boulevard S
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-9011
Oceanside Motel & Cottages 122 North Fort Fisher Boulevard
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-5121
Palm Air Cottages 129 North Fort Fisher Blvd
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-5269
Sand Castle Inn 218 South Fort Fisher Blvd
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-8273
Sand Dunes Motel 123 Fort Fisher Boulevard S
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-5470
Sea Knights Inn 317 North Fort Fisher Blvd
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-5906
Seven Seas Motel 130 Fort Fisher Boulevard
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-8122
South Wind Motor Inn 109 Fort Fisher Boulevard
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-9424
Tradewinds Motel 309 Fort Fisher Boulevard
Kure Beach NC 28449
910 458-8742
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Last Update:  01/09/2010

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