October 13, 2011

Fort Fisher Fall Festival October 22, 2011

Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Date: October 22, 2011
Location: Fort Fisher State Historic Site
Cost: Free

The Fort Fisher Fall Festival at Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach, NC, features scenic hayrides, children’s activities, guided tours, and multiple firings of the site’s “big gun,” the 32-pound rifled and banded cannon. This event also marks the debut of a special new exhibit: the Freeman Medal of Honor and its associated artifacts. At 1:30pm in the visitor’s center, Curator of History Ray Flowers will discuss the history of this fascinating exhibit, including the acquisition of its Civil War artifacts and the brave soldier behind the medal. Tours of the site will be offered at 9:30am, 11:30am, and 3:30pm. Cannon firings are scheduled for 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm, and 5:30pm.
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