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