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Thursday, May 23, 2024

The 158th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher reenacts Civil War times

The Battle of Fort Fisher anniversary will host demonstrations of Civil War-era weaponry. (Courtesy/Fort Fisher State Historic Site)

KURE BEACH — History comes alive at Fort Fisher next weekend with the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher.

Free and open to the public, “With Artillery, War is Made” will be held Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The living history program will focus on the artillery used at Fort Fisher during the Civil War.

There will be demonstrations of the 32-pounder banded and rifle seacoast gun, 12-pound Napolean and a 10-pound Parrott gun at 10 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Curator of History Ray Flowers will present “The Sword of Fort Fisher” in the visitor center auditorium. Seating will be limited. Due to new visitor center construction, attendees should park at Battle Acre or the temporary parking lot
located immediately south of the museum. Signs will assist motorists. ADA/handicapped parking is limited to two spaces just north of the museum.

Located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. in Kure Beach, Fort Fisher is part of the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.


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