Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fort Fisher to Get a New Visitors Center

From the July 15, 2016, WECT 6 NBC News "New visitors center and Civil War museum to be built at Fort Fisher Historic Site" by Lauren Rautenkranz.

State funding has been approved thanks to the efforts of New Hanover County Representative Ted Davis who was able to get $400,000 set aside to get the project started.  This money will be used in the early stages leading to construction which is expected to cost several million dollars.

The Friends of Fort Fisher will raise a large portion of the money needed for completion.

Last year the site was visited by over 800,000 people, the state;s most-visited historic site.  The current center was built to accommodate about 40,000 a year.

It Does Get Quite Crowded, Especially During the Summer.  --Old B-Runner

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