Site of Civil War's largest Amphibious (Land and Water) Battle, the remaining portion of the gigantic Ft. Fisher earthworks, along with a restored palisade fence and impressive seacoast gun, sits near the Visitors Center.
The fully accessible Visitors Center & Gift Shop includes a video, exhibits, and artifacts recovered from sunken ships. The scenic trail, shaded by gnarled live oaks, leads past the earthworks, around to the rear of the fort remains. The property also contains the North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Headquarters. Battle Acre (please view description below) is located across U.S. Highway 421 along the oceanfront.
Fort Fisher Historic Site Visitor Center & Gift Shop
YEAR ROUND HOURS: Open Tues - Sat 9 am - 5 pm
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Open Sun 12 noon -5pm
Special tours are offered at scheduled times.
Closed most major state holidays.
Monument to Civil War Soldiers, with separate walking trail and two oceanfront gazebos, is located across U.S. Highway 421 from the Fort Fisher Visitor Center.
YEAR ROUND HOURS: Free location is open all hours, seven days a week.
ADMISSION: No admission fees for either location. Suggested donation for some special events