KURE BEACH, NC—Fort Fisher State Historic Site will commemorate the 155th anniversary of the second battle of Fort Fisher with the program, ‘Glory Enough for All’, Saturday and Sunday, January 18-19, 2020, from 10 am-4 pm in Kure Beach.
Free and open to the public, the two-day program will feature a tactical battle scenario each day, (beginning at 1 pm Saturday and 10 am Sunday), with hundreds of reenactors, living history demonstrations, musket demonstrations, artillery firings, guided tours, 19th century wet plate photography, and special guest speakers and authors throughout the day.
Due to parking and travel constraints and the temporary closing of the NC DOT Southport-Fort Fisher ferry route, site officials strongly encourage visitors to arrive early. Free public parking will be provided at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area, one-half mile north of the historic site. A limited trolley service from there is planned. Food will be available for purchase at the event. All program elements are subject to change depending on weather conditions.
All Fort Fisher programming is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of Fort Fisher, its sustaining members, New Hanover County, the town of Carolina Beach, and the town of Kure Beach. Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach, N.C. 28449.
The site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR), the State agency with a vision to be the leader in using the State’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina.
Led by Secretary, Susi H. Hamilton, NCDNCR’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the State’s history, conserving the State’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 State parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship.
For more information, please call (919) 807-7300.