About Fort Fisher
Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina’s port of Wilmington open to blockade runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. By 1865, the supply line through Wilmington was the last remaining supply route open to Robert E. Lee’s army of Northern Virginia. When Fort Fisher fell — after a massive Federal amphibious assault on January 15, 1865 — its defeat helped seal the fate of the Confederacy.
A guided tour is available of this important North Carolina historic site, or you can walk the grounds at your own pace. The Fort Fisher Museum is filled with artifacts, literature, and an interactive model of the famous battle that you won’t soon forget.
Hours of Operation:
April through September
Monday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
October through March
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday and most major state holidays.