Fort Fisher taking Civil War history to new heights with tour

Fort Fisher State Historic Site in Kure Beach is taking Civil War history to new heights. Beginning July 2, the site will offer “Above the Scenes,” a special 45-minute walking tour from the floor of the fort to the top of the traverses, along an area normally closed to pedestrians. “This new tour will afford the visitor a different perspective from a unique vantage point,” said tour guide and Curator of History Ray Flowers. “We’re very excited about providing this unique opportunity to our visitors.” Fort Fisher, the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy, once protected the port of Wilmington and the vital blockade running trade on the Cape Fear River.