Join the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher with uniformed infantry units on hand to answer questions, display camp life and run drills. Artillery demonstrations will include firings of the site's rifled and banded 32-pound cannon, the bronze 12-pound Napoleon cannon, and a 10-pound Parrott Rifle. Local photographer Harry Taylor will showcase his 1860’s traveling wet-plate photography studio and discuss the process needed to create photos of that era and show how these photos help historians understand the design of--and battle for--Fort Fisher. Adults will enjoy lectures and kids will demonstration of secret Civil War Communications including secret codes and transmission devices with the various methods soldiers used to encrypt their messages using cipher and code disks.
Insider Tip-- Some lectures require reservations
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Lectures (some require resevations):10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM |