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.

October 5 Saturday
RESCHEDULED Fort Fisher American Battlefield Trust Park Day 2019 Fort Fisher State Historic Site, 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South, Kure Beach, NC 28443
Calling all volunteers! On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host Park Day, an annual hands-on event sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust, which brings history enthusiasts together with staff members to help preserve our nation’s heritage sites. Fort Fisher welcomes volunteers of all ages and skill levels. This year’s activities will include painting the numerous artillery guns and carriages around the site. Groups will also be needed to assist in painting and cleaning up brush, leaves, and debris from around the site. Volunteers are asked to register in advance by calling 910-251-7340 and are asked to assemble in the parking lot by 8:30 am. Tools and gloves will be provided. Volunteers will receive a free Park Day t shirt and lunch provided by the Friends of Fort Fisher, the support group that supports the site and all its programming, and Michaelangelos Pizza and Subs of Carolina Beach, NC.
October 12 Saturday
Fort Fisher’s and North Carolina’s World War II Experience Fort Fisher State Historic Site, 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South, Kure Beach, NC 28443

Join us Saturday, October 12, 2019, as we examine Fort Fisher’s role as an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Training facility during World War II. Military and civilian re-enactors will set up displays on the old Fort Fisher airstrip and will be available to discuss historic weapons and the life of the World War II soldier, as well as family life on the homefront. The program will also highlight the contributions of the Women’s Airforce Services Pilots (WASP) program  and the critical role women played in the march toward victory. Throughout the day, guest speakers will discuss World War II topics in the Spencer Theater located inside the Fort Fisher visitor center. Other special activities include jeep rides in an authentic 1942 Willys jeep (small donation requested) and the Toy Soldier Workshop at which kids paint toy soldiers and learn about military uniforms and equipment. The program is free and open to the public. Program components subject to change due to unforeseen factors. All Fort Fisher programming is made possible by the Friends of Fort Fisher, the support group that supports the site, and its sustaining members, as well as by generous support from the town of Carolina Beach and the town of Kure Beach.

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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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