Fort Fisher Funding
Fort Fisher is the most visited State Historic Site in North Carolina, attracting more than 900,000 visitors during the last fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. There is a project to build a new visitor center, expand earthworks exhibit, upgrade the parking lot, and build new maintenance facilities. I was able to get an initial appropriation of $400,000 for architectural design and then additional appropriations of $12,500,000 toward the $20,000,000 cost of the project. I have filed a Bill seeking the remaining $7,500,000 of the project cost. Hopefully I will be successful with this request so that the project can be bid and construction can begin.