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Fort Fisher State Park
- Take I-40 East to Wilmington, NC and just continue South on Hwy 421.
miles South of Wilmington on the tip of Paradise Island near the communities of
Kure Beach and Carolina Beach.
- Ride the NC Ferry system from Southport.
- Fort Fisher was successful in protecting the Port of Wilmington during
the American Civil War. Wilmington was the last open Port for the
Confederate Army. It fell to Union Soldiers, 10,000 of them, on
January 15, 1865.
- The Union's initial siege was defeated on Dec 24, 1864.
- Fort Fisher furnished cover and protection for the Blockade Runners
who would transport the Confederacy's supplies that England shipped to
Bermuda or the Bahamas.
- Unlike older fortifications built of brick and mortar, Fort Fisher was
made mostly of earth and sand, which was ideal for absorbing the
shock of heavy explosives.
- Ft. Fisher was the last major stronghold of the Confederacy.
- Listed as a NC historic site.
- Hours may vary: April-September M-Sat 9-5 and Sun 1-5; Oct-March:
- Adjacent to the Park you may also want to visit the NC
Aquarium or ride the NC Ferry over to Southport.