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Fort Fisher State Historic Site

1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard, South, Kure Beach, NC 28449
+1 910-458-5538
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Kure Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Military Museums
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A must if you are a civil war buff or just mildly interested. The displays inside as well as the museum pieces are really nice and tell a great story. You can either take a guided or self guided tour. This year we took the guided tour and the host was very knowledgeable. The views across the inlet are spectacular.... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Wasn't overly spectacular compared to some other museums in the area but it was still very cool to stop at. Inside the building there was only a few displays and then it had a short walking tour outside that you can take the guided tour or do it yourself. We did the self guided tour and it wasn't overly spectacular... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

While in Wilmington NC we drove down past Carolina beach and stopped by the Fort Fisher site. The museum is small you can spend 30 minutes in the building and see everything. If you don't like to read all the information telling about the artifacts then you can see it all pretty quick. Out side they have a replica cannon... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to visit especially if raining at beach. Well done site with good history and exhibits. Definitely tour grounds and stop across street for beach views. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was the one beach where I knew our dog was allowed during the summer. It was a perfect spot. Not too crowded. There were about 4 other dogs around (all on leash) so it was definitely dog-friendly. This was further from our hotel than most other Wilmington-area beaches but worth it. Nice place. Good beach.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I took a trip to Fort Fisher this past Saturday for the June special event. The special event was supposed to include tours led by costumed historians and cannon fire. We arrived and noticed right away the poor state of the outside of the buildings. The restrooms were dirty and there was urine surrounding all of the... More

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John M, Assistant Site Manager at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, responded to this review

Dear cubs9erswin, Thank you for visiting Fort Fisher State Historic Site. I am sorry to read of your negative experience while visiting Fort Fisher on our program day. I would like to take this opportunity to address your issues. I can understand your frustrations with the condition of the facilities. Fort Fisher is a state owned and operated historic site.... More

Mount Airy, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays, so we walked around the Fort. The view of the inlet is gorgeous and the twisting branches of live oak trees are great for photo ops or climbing! There are several different types of plants to see as well- like blanket flowers and sea oats. The fort itself is also interesting- you... More

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Medina, Ohio
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our family had an awesome experience at Fort Fisher. Our trip started off by driving from Ocean Isle to the Southport Ferry and taking our car onto the ferry and over to the Fort Fisher area. We loved the 20min or so ride across the water and feeding the local gulls from the boat. Once we docked it was less... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you are a civil war enthusiast this is a rare opportunity to learn more about the coastal blockade by the Union Forces and ships. Fort Fisher was a strategic part of the war and subsequent battles. The small museum was filled with artifacts and information about the battle and how the area was affected by the war. There are... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Fort Fisher historic site has a small but interesting gift shop and an excellent collection of artifacts from the Civil War period. The interactive map and audio explanation gives a nice introduction to the site. However the experience of our group today was greatly enhanced by the 45 minute guided tour given to us by an enthusiastic park employee.... More

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