Back in 2016, with the help of Representative Ted Davis, the NC State legislature allocated $400,000 to fund a planning process which has led to our capital project for a new Visitor's Center and expanded earthworks. Today, in 2019, we are working to obtain a final state allocation of $7.5 million. HB44, introduced in the house by Representatives Ted Davis and Deb Butler and supported in Governor Cooper's budget and by NCDNCR Secretary Susi Hamilton, will make this project a reality. The remaining $3.3 million needed will come from donations from all of us, our local, Civil War and WWII community.
We are very excited by the significant progress this project has made and the support it has received! Thank you for your support! Read more from our local newspaper, the Wilmington Star News!
To be a part of preserving, updating and expanding our National Treasure, Fort Fisher State Historic Site, please contact Executive Director, Christine Divoky, for more information. Fundraising committee members, donors, volunteers, and new FOFF members are welcome! Or to make a donation, click here.
Fort Fisher programming is made possible by the Friends of Fort Fisher and its membership, as well as through the generous support from the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. All programming is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For more information, please call the site at 910.251.7340.
Our next descendants reunion will be during the 155th anniversary in 2020.