Fort Fisher Historical Park
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.
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The Southport and Bald Head Island Ferry
Downtown is a dynamic, 24-hour destination that offers something for everyone. Shoppers delight in the eclectic mix of locally owned and operated shops. Foodies savor a variety of cuisines served up in trendy bistros and down-home pubs during lunch and dinner hours. Office workers enjoy the ability to attend to both personal and business matters during the workday within a short walk of their building. Visitors appreciate the ambiance of our nationally recognized historic district during the day and in the early evening hours. Patrons of the arts appreciate theatrical performances offered on weeknights and weekends. Young adults revel in socializing at the late night clubs that are open into the wee hours.
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