153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher
January 13, 2018
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd South
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Battlefield in Kure Beach and the Friends of Fort Fisher host the 153rd Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Fort Fisher. Outside the museum, reenactors dressed in period garb will bring history to life as they discuss camp life, garrison duty, and conduct the manual of arms. Large and small artillery firings will be held throughout the day, including the site’s 32-pounder rifled and banded cannon. Live 19th century music is provided by Masonboro Parlor, and local photographer Harry Taylor will demonstrate 1860s wet-plate photography. Two special programs will be held in the site’s auditorium: At 12:30pm, Dr. Keith Holland will introduce visitors to the fascinating story behind the Maple Leaf, a Union troop transport ship that sank April 1, 1864, and later bore countless historically and culturally-significant artifacts. At 2:30pm, North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites and Properties director Keith Hardison will present Confederate Commander: The Military Qualifications of Jefferson Davis. Program subject to change.
Phone: (910) 251-7340