Welcome to the Friends of Fort Fisher website. Here, history buffs, civil war fans, aficionados of artillery fire and cannon fodder, lovers of the Carolina coast and those seeking a great family fun venue, gather to support the efforts to preserve this terrific piece of our past.


The Friends of Fort Fisher Small Arms Raffle is providing a unique opportunity for Civil War weapons enthusiasts and black powder shooters. This year’s raffle features a set of Civil War reproduction revolvers - the Colt “Army" Model 1860 and the Remington New Model Army. In addition to the revolvers, this raffle comes in a custom handcrafted wooden display case, with a powder flask, a brass .44 caliber bullet mold, and a brass container for caps (caps not included).

Events at Fort Fisher are made possible by the Friends of Fort Fisher and its membership, as well as through the generous support from the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.

January 18 Saturday
Friends of Fort Fisher Descendants Reunion Carolina Beach Town Hall, 1121 N.Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC
Honor & Remember Fort Fisher Descendants
155th Anniversary Descendant Program
Carolina Beach Town Hall
18 January 2020  (7:30 AM-Noon)
155th Anniversary Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher State Historic Site, Kure Beach
18-19 January 2020 (10AM-4PM)
The 155th Anniversary Commemoration will be held at Fort Fisher on Saturday & Sunday, 18 & 19 January 2020.
A special Program for Descendants  will be conducted that morning (7:30-12:00) at the Carolina Beach Town Hall, including a continental breakfast and featuring Dr Chris Fonvielle,  Rod Gragg,  Richard Triebe,  and a presentation of the New Museum and Fort Expansion.
Registration forms and online registration must be completed and paid for by 31 December 2019.
155th Anniversary Commemoration
Events at the site will feature a tactical battle scenario (1pm Saturday, 10am Sunday) with hundreds of reenactors in period uniforms, special guest speakers,  music by Masonboor and the Huckleberry Brothers,  and more!  Anniversary events  at the historic site  run from 10 am to 4 pm on 18 & 19 January.
If you would like to spend the night, the Courtyard Marriott at Carolina Beach has offered special rates for that weekend.
As a benefit of membership, we can offer an even greater discount to FOFF members who are also descendants. If you are a member & descendant, and would like additional information on these rates, just let us know!
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Schedule subject to change. For program times and details, please call 910-251-7340 prior to your visit.

Make Your New Visitor's Center a Reality!

Last year over 900,000 people visited the Fort Fisher State Historic Site property! That's local families, school groups, military groups, retirement groups, Jr. ROTC, Boys/Girls Club Summer Camp, YMCA Summer Camp, tourists and more!  When the Visitor's Center was built back in the mid-1960's, it was originally intended to accommodate 25,000 people annually. We’ve far outgrown our capacity. With your help, we will build a larger, updated facility more worthy of the history it represents and the visitors it attracts.

Become a member. Join Friends of Fort Fisher. Volunteer in our gift shop or as an interpreter at the Fort. Join a committee or our Board of Directors. Put on a fundraiser through your company or community group. Sponsor an event or make a donation.

If you would like to know more about sponsorship and naming opportunities, please contact our Executive Director, Christine Divoky, at 910.233.2013 or


Rifle Raffle Fundraiser Winner

The Friends of Fort Fisher wish to thank and congratulate Jonathan Adams of Raleigh, NC, winner of the 1859 Sharps...

Calling all Volunteers for Park Day 2019!

Join us Saturday, April 6, 2019, when Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host Park Day, an annual hands-on event...

Friends and NCDNCR advance plans for new Fort Fisher Interpretive Center

The Friends of Fort Fisher leadership and Department of Natural and Cultural Resources have concluded the initial Advance Planning phase...


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