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Brunswick Town and Fort Anderson State Historic Site

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Rich history, beautiful scenery

I had been by this place several times on my way to Southport, but always seemed to find it closed... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
ecumuse
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Raleigh, North Carolina
State historic site covers colonial and Civil War periods!

The excavated foundations of Brunswick Town and the restored earthen walls of Fort Anderson are... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
D2958ZXgarym
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King, United States
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A major pre-Revolutionary port on North Carolina's Cape Fear River, Brunswick was razed by British troops in 1776 and never rebuilt. During the Civil War, Fort Anderson was constructed atop the old village site, and served as part of the Cape Fear...more
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8884 St Philips Rd SE, Winnabow, NC 28479-5035
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I had been by this place several times on my way to Southport, but always seemed to find it closed. I finally stopped this year and was not disappointed. It's a great historical site with absolutely beautiful scenery and very rich NC history. I've lived...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The excavated foundations of Brunswick Town and the restored earthen walls of Fort Anderson are tangible remnants of North Carolina’s colonial and Civil War periods. Established in 1727 near the mouth of the Cape Fear River, Brunswick Town was the earliest settlement in the region....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I had been wanting to visit this area for years. I finally took the time to do so today. It is a very very informative stop. There is a small museum onsite as well with artifacts from the site and a couple of local ship...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Sunsetbum
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This state historical site has a rich history which will appeal to anyone into that sort of thing. There visitors center is well done with some artifacts and knowledgeable staff, plus a video of the history of the site if you choose to watch it....More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank rcjones7664
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten path, this is a great way to spend an hour or so. Very nice museum with Civil War artifacts and a great walking trail along where many of the original houses sat. Free admission, but donations are accepted.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank VadaZelda
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The newest addition is a cannon found just recently during a dredging operation in the Cape Fear that may have come off a pirate ship! Preliminary dating is estimating it around the early 1700's! Allow at least an hour and a half to stroll the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Trish S
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place if you're into history. The old church is there, cemetery, and foundation remains of old homes.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Great history for the value. Our children really enjoyed themselves. If you're not a history buff-this place is not for you. Many of the structures were just the foundation, so you had to use your imagination.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Grnegg
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Finding this jewel of the old south is well worth taking the time to find this well-preserved, excellently maintained remnant of the War of Northern Aggression. Preservation has meant maintaining the physical layout of the fort without obstructing view or taking liberties with historical fact....More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Harry P
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A little out of the way but worth the trip takes you back to the beginning of the settlement. The history is quite an experience learning how the settlers coped with a new surroundings. From the 1500's till now

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Philip P
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