Bald Head Island Civil War Walking Tour - BOOK NOW
11 AM- 12 PM
$15/Adults, $6/Youth; Age 3 and Under Free
The Bald Head Island Civil War Walking Tour is a one-hour, 0.5 mile-long, hike through the remains of Fort Holmes, a Confederate fortification constructed on Bald Head Island from 1863 - 1865. Your trained guide will discuss Bald Head Island and Wilmington's role in the American Civil War while sharing artifacts from the Old Baldy Foundation's collections. Themes include blockade running, the life of a soldier, the enslaved peoples' experience, and battles in the Lower Cape Fear. Reservations are required, space is limited. Call/Text 910-448-1472 for inquires.
Directions for Off-Island Tour Participants: You must depart Deep Point Marina (mainland ferry terminal) on the 10am ferry to Bald Head Island. There are no reservations for the Bald Head Island Ferry. Please purchase your ferry ticket upon arrival at Deep Point Marina. Once you arrive on Bald Head Island, take a brief walk to Old Baldy Lighthouse. The tour will begin and conclude at the Old Baldy Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage.
Directions for On-Island Tour Participants: Please meet your tour guide at the Old Baldy Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage at 10:45am.
Old Baldy Foundation Collections
The Old Baldy Foundation maintains an archival collection of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, textiles, and other ephemera narrating the history of Bald Head Island, North Carolina.
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