Fort Fisher State Historic Site
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S
Site of Civil War's largest Amphibious (Land and Water) Battle
Fort Fisher is a gorgeous historic site with walking trails that go around the battleground, along the Cape Fear River and to the beach. It appeals to all generations in the family, especially grandparents! The trails are canopied by beautiful live oaks and it is a great walking path along the beach and river. Exhibit panels containing photos and text are located at many locations along the tour trail. A restored gun emplacement is located on top of one of the batteries. There are two oceanfront gazebos across from the visitors center, great for stopping for a snack.
Fort Fisher Description:
Site of Civil War's largest Amphibious (Land and Water) Battle, the remaining portion of the gigantic Fort 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. A scenic trail, shaded by gnarled live oaks, leads past the earthworks, around to the rear of the fort remains.
The Visitors Center is interesting for kids too with lots of history to read and a video.