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Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Fort Fisher

Very educational, civil war battlefield. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and very friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great Historic Visit

The inside of the building does a great job of taking you through the journey of the this fort and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MaryBeth P
Geneva, New York
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At the dawn of the American Civil War, the Confederacy took control of land in southeastern North Carolina near one of the two outlets to the Atlantic Ocean from the Cape Fear River. Fort Fisher was the largest earthwork fortification in the...more
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1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3755
+1 910-251-7340
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very educational, civil war battlefield. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and very friendly! Dennis was a wealth of information. See the short 10 minute film before touring!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside of the building does a great job of taking you through the journey of the this fort and its demise.

Thank MaryBeth P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm betting most people don't know the importance of Ft Fisher. This is a "donation admission" museum with some great displays and beautiful grounds.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This place is full of history from the Civil War. Not only is it full of history but full of beauty!! The tour guides are wonderful as is the entire staff. I would suggest visiting in the spring or fall. Summer can be a scorcher.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Museum was small but very interesting. It was way too hot outside to stroll all the exhibits though.

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very informative displays in the visitors center and the introduction movie was excellet. Could have been on a bigger screen but was sufficient. Watch this first. Diorama of the battle was really amazing. This was the confederacy's last defense of the Wilmington harbor, which they...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

From Col Lamb to the exclusive gift shop all history nerds will love this place. Just a 30 min ferry ride from south port. $7.00

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Much like the Fort Fisher Rec Area, this is a great place to explore with the family and learn about the Civil War. It's a large site with plenty of sites to walk and get some exercise and read the history placards.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 8 August 2018

After looking around the inside which is filled with many treasures, our tour guide Dennis took us outside and showed us the fort. Dennis told us great history stories and was very entertaining and informative! My husband and I were WOW'd by the whole place!...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

The North Carolina Beach near the town have very limited parking so my family drove to the beach near the Fort Fisher State Historic Site. It is near the visitor center and had plenty of parking space near the water. The walking trail is paved...More

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8 October 2018|
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Response from BoardingPass800303 | Reviewed this property |
No!! It is perfectly intact, we were there before Michael all well! 👍
29 February 2016|
Response from Sandra D | Reviewed this property |
This is the third time I tried to answer, so I hope it doesn't end up posting all 3 times. It takes about an hour to an hour and a half to go over all of it.
14 August 2015|
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Response from paulmcgehee74959 | Reviewed this property |
It is free.