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“Definitely worth a stop”

Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Kure Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Old historic fort that was the site of two major Civil War battles.
Reviewed 29 July 2008

My daughter and I visited the Civil War museum at Fort Fisher and had a good time. It's free to visit. There isn't much there, but it's all very interesting. We didn't even spend half an hour at the museum and saw everything. The displays contain some neat stuff that helps to shed a little light on life and battle in the Civil War era. There is a five-minute diorama presentation that narrates and displays changes in the coastline since the Civil War, the original layout of Fort Fisher, and troop movements during the fall of Fort Fisher. This alone makes stopping in worth it.

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Reviewed 19 May 2003

We really enjoyed visiting the historic home of Robert Harrill-the "Fort Fisher Hermit". Although he's been gone for a number of years, his home--a WWII bunker is still there on the salt marsh near Fort Fisher. He was the top tourist attraction in that area for many years. His story is very interesting, and his "mysterious" death even more so. Books about him are available locally and on the internet. Anyone who visits the Cape Fear and Wilmington should take a side trip to see it, and become a "hermit" for an hour or two....

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Reviewed 11 April 2013
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