Fort Fisher


The Path to Emancipation Highlighted in Exhibit at Fort Fisher Through Feb. 12

KURE BEACH, NC Jan. 29, 2015 – In observance of the 1863 signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 1865 passage of the 13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, a traveling exhibit of informational panels outlining the struggle of enslaved people in North Carolina and the nation will come […]


This week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 3 to Aug. 10, 2014)

All together now – NO MORE RAIN….NO MORE RAIN! CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 4, 2014 – Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday […]


Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil […]


Town of Kure Beach & Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce present 2014 FREE Summer Concert Series

KURE BEACH, NC June 10, 2014 – Summertime at the beach is all about sun, sand, waves, seafood and MUSIC! So we’re again bringing you our FREE Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach on the second and fourth Fridays of June, […]


Albino Alligator Makes a Move

KURE BEACH, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – A toothy resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher moved to new digs in mid-February and acquired a few new roommates, too. Luna, an albino alligator, still makes her home at the popular attraction, but now resides in the habitat traditionally reserved […]


N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher recognized as Green Travel Attraction

KURE BEACH, NC Feb. 20, 2014 – The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is recognized as a green travel attraction by the NC GreenTravel Initiative.  The Aquarium received the highest level of recognition, a three dogwood flower rating,  for its commitment to the environment and conservation. From utilities to purchasing, education […]


Whale of a Weekend

KURE BEACH, NC Feb. 15, 2014 – The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts the second annual Whale of a Weekend 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. Dive into the wonderful world of whales and dolphins through hands-on education stations to engage visitors of all ages. Explore […]


Aquarium Closed Wednesday and Thursday

KURE BEACH, NC January 29, 2014 – The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will be closed Wednesday, January 29,  and Thursday, January 30, due to persistent hazardous conditions created by severe winter weather. An assessment will be made Thursday afternoon for a possible re-opening on Friday.


Make a Play Date at the North Carolina Aquarium

KURE BEACH, NC January 29, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher introduces Toddler Tuesdays to beat the frosty February blahs with fish fun. Pint-sized visitors will enjoy coloring and crafts, as well as free play with toys and books, offered in the Freshwater Wonders from 10 a.m. […]


Aquarium Closes Early Due to Weather

KURE BEACH, NC January 28, 2014 – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will close today, Tuesday, January 28 at 2 p.m., due to severe winter weather conditions. The last admission ticket will be sold at 1 p.m. Aquarium officials plan to reopen the Aquarium at noon, Wednesday, January […]