Fort Fisher Battlefield

Fort Fisher was the largest of the earthen seacoast fortifications defending the last major open port to the Confederacy. The site boasts scenic views of the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately ten percent of Fort Fisher still stands, along with a restored palisade fence and a monument placed in 1921. All tours of the grounds begin in the visitor center. This recently renovated facility contains an audiovisual program that presents the history of the fort.

Fort Fisher Battlefield: What's Nearby

Kure Beach, NC
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Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Kure Beach, NC
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Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site
Winnabow, NC
Battle of Forks Road and “Boundless” U.S. Colored Troops Memorial
Wilmington, NC
Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts
Wilmington, NC


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New Hanover County, NC | January 13, 1865
Result: Union Victory
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