155th Anniversary of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher

An event this big only happens every 5 years at Fort Fisher State Historic Site. It’s the commemoration of the 155th Anniversary of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher! And it’s all happening¬†Saturday January 18 & Sunday January 19, from 10am to 4pm.

This two day family-friendly event at Fort Fisher State Historic Site will be filled with ways to remember and honor the largest amphibious engagement of the American Civil War, the battle that defeated Fort Fisher and preceded the capture of Wilmington, NC, the last open port in the Confederacy.

There will be…
Living History Demonstrations
Kids Activities
Musket Demonstrations
Cannon Firings
Period Music
Book Signings
19th Century Photography
$5 Raffle for two Antique Replica Pistols
and a Battle Reenactment with 100’s of reenactors (1pm Sat & 10am Sun)
and more…

Thanks to the support of Friends of Fort Fisher members, donors, the towns of Kure & Carolina Beach and New Hanover County, this event is free.
Parking will be at Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area, just one-half mile north of the historic site and is also free. A shuttle bus will take you to the fort. Handicap parking will be available on site. Be sure to leave plenty of extra time for travel to the Recreation Area and then on to the fort. This is a very popular event; there will be traffic.

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