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The North Carolina Coast Sights

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

Updated 11/07/2012

Fodor's Review

This is one of the South's largest and most important earthworks fortifications from the Civil War, so tough it was known as the Southern Gibraltar. A reconstructed battery, Civil War relics, a fiber-optic battle map, and artifacts from sunken blockade runners are on-site. The fort is part of the Fort Fisher Recreation Area, with 4 miles of undeveloped beach. It's also known for its underwater archaeology sites. At least two guided tours are available daily.

Sight Information

Address:

U.S. 421, 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd., Kure Beach, North Carolina, 28449, USA

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Phone:

910-458–5538

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day, Tues.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 1–5; Labor Day–Memorial Day, Tues.–Sat. 9–5

Updated 11/07/2012

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