Take a guided tour of the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, set amidst twisted live oaks on the west side of U.S. Highway 421. Fort Fisher was the largest of the Confederacy's earthwork fortifications during the Civil War, and served as an arm of Camp Davis during World War II. It features 4 miles of wide, unspoiled beach, a visitor center and a public boat launch for windsurfing, parasailing, kite boarding, kayaking and fishing. The Fort Fisher Southport Ferry is a worthwhile $5 cruise.
Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Seasonal special events including Medal of Honor and Park Day
What outdoor exhibits are available for touring at the fort?
Guests can spend the day touring Shepherd’s Battery, featuring a resorted cannon and mortar, as well as a selection of trails small exhibits that span over 200 acres.
Why did the fort fall and why is there so little left of it?
Fort Fisher held strong in the Civil War, until The Federals successfully attacked and destroyed the area during the final stages, which eventually ended the war and led them to victory.