You may have seen it in the daytime…but have you seen it at night?
Friends of Fort Fisher’s An Evening at the Fort will feature a rare and spectacular nighttime cannon firing, tastes from local restaurants – like shrimp and grits, clam chowder, homemade tortilla chips, beer from Wilmington Brewing Company, wine from Soif de Vin and live music from Sam Hatch.
Proceeds from this outdoor event benefit Friends of Fort Fisher in support of Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Did you know that Fort Fisher State Historic Site does not charge admission to its museum, that it receives no state money for educational programs and receives insufficient funding for staffing, preservation, exhibit and maintenance needs? Did you know that, over the last fiscal year, the Site hosted over 900,000 people on its property, participated in 21 outreach events and led 153 children’s and school groups which encompassed 7,131 children?
How does Fort Fisher State Historic Site do so much with so little? You. Grants from local towns and governments, donations, Friends of Fort Fisher memberships and events, like An Evening at the Fort, make up the difference. Your support makes all the difference.