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Historic Activities | Visit Leland, NC | Near Wilmington

Leland, North Carolina, is just across the Cape Fear River from Wilmington, one of colonial southeastern America’s most significant port towns and cultural centers. Thanks to this unique location, Leland is steeped in history and surrounded by sites like gorgeous antebellum architecture, Civil War forts, and a WWII battleship. Explore historic activities near you in Leland.

Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Civil War Museum
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Fort Fisher State Historic Site and Civil War Museum

Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. By 1865, the supply line through Wilmington was the last remaining supply route open to Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. When Ft. Fisher fell after a massive Federal amphibious assault on January 15, 1865, its defeat helped seal the fate of the Confederacy.

1610 St. Fisher Blvd. South
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Hours of Operation:

Memorial Day through Labor Day
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Closed Monday.

Off Season

Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday and most major state holidays.