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The North Carolina Coast Sights

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

  • 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. Map It
  • Military 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


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

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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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