7 Tips to Make Your Weekend at Fort Fisher an Enjoyable One

We’re just a few days out from Nor Shall Your Glory Be Forgot: The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Fisher in Kure Beach this Saturday and Sunday. With more than 800 re-enactors currently slated to participate in the battle scenario at Shepherd’s Battery and a whole host of other activities planned throughout weekend, the event promises fun for the entire family. Here are a few tips to ensure you have the best experience possible:

  1. Keep in mind that parking is off-site at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Base, and that a free trolley will run from the parking to the site Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  1. Share your photos, videos and impressions of the event using #FortFisher150
  1. Check out the schedule before you come. There’s so much more going on than just re-enactment. Kids’ activities, lectures, living history demonstrations and music performances promise fun for the entire family.
  1. Consider going on an above-the-scenes or lantern tour. Both will showcase Fort Fisher from a unique perspective. These tours, which have a limited number of participants, require a ticket. Tickets can be bought on-site the day of or in advance ahead by calling (910) 458-5538.
  1. An ATM (with associated fees) will be available on site. Gift shop purchases can also be made via major credit cards.
  1. Come early! We’re expecting big crowds.
  1. Relax and enjoy the event! It’s going to be a great time.

Check out the Friends of Fort Fisher website for more information on the program, and we hope to see you this weekend!

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