Current Projects

Make Your New Visitors 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 Visitors 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 with more interactive and engaging exhibits, including a re-creation of three additional earthwork mounds and additional cannon emplacements! Help us create a Visitors Center and battleground exhibit that is more worthy of the history it represents and the hundreds of thousands of visitors it attracts.


With your financial and membership support Fort Fisher will see these goals become reality!

Provided leadership to secure state and federal funding, permits and regulatory changes to build the protective 3,050 foot oceanfront revetment

Purchased the reproduction 32-pounder rifled cannon and hand built carriage for Shepherd's Battery

Purchased the site's reproduction 12-pounder bronze Napoleon cannon, carriage, implements and trailer, coehorn mortar, replica English 8-inch Armstrong Rifled Cannon and authentic period uniforms, rifles and accoutrements

Ongoing support and funding for annual Mary Holloway Seasonal Interpreter Internship and annual monetary support for the NC History Day Competition - Civil War Prize

Raised over $90,000 for new interpretive historical markers, memorial benches and three new temporary exhibits for the 150th Anniversary year

Mount a 10-inch Columbiad cannon in Shepherd's Battery

Identify and build a database to connect descendants of all soldiers, sailors and marines who fought in the Fort Fisher and the Wilmington Campaigns

Make more hand-on learning opportunities available for educators, students, scouting organizations and the public through archaeological field schools, living history programs and day camps

Develop a trail walk to explore the old River Road, supply route to the fort

Develop and Support ongoing rotating exhibits and special events

Increase interpretation of Fort Fisher's role during World War II


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.

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