Nor Shall Your Glory Be Forgot: The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Location: Fort Fisher State Historic Site
This year's Anniversary Celebration is truly unique and will begin North Carolina's official 2015 commemoration of the momentous events that brought the Civil War to an end 150 years ago. The Civil War Sesquicentennial observance will focus on the struggle to capture and defend the fort during the attack of January 5, 1865. Some of the highlights for the weekend include a re-creation of the January 1865 Union attack on Fort Fisher with hundreds of Civil War living history actors representing Union and Confederate soldiers, sailors and Marines. Infantry units will be on hand to talk with visitors about camp life, garrison duty, conduct drills and marching in addition to the live demonstrations of the Historic Site's Rifled and Banded 32 pound cannon and the bronze 12 pound Napoleon cannon. At various times during the day, Confederate and Union Troops will conduct the soldier's Manual of Arms for the audience and living history actors will display items and the lifestyle of the Civil War soldier.
Inside the museum a new temporary exhibit will be unveiled further discussing the history of the fort and how individuals through the ages have kept the memory of the sacrifices here alive for future generations. The site will also dedicate new informational markers around the historic walking trail while musicians play period songs and talk about music in the Civil War. Visitors can purchase tickets for the "Above the Scenes" Tour where they can hear the story of the Fort while walking to the top of the traverse. There will also be hands-on activities for adults and children alike. During Saturday evening, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host a candlelight tour of the Fort featuring the story of the battle in the words of those who fought at the Fort. During this time, the site's Rifled and Banded 32 pound Sea Coast cannon will conduct night time firings.
Dates:Sat, January 17, 2015 - Sun, January 18, 2015
Time:10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Type:Civil War 150, History/Reenactments, Literary/Lectures, Museum Exhbit/Prog
Map & Directions
Address:1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South Kure Beach, NC 28449