The Mainland

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site

Address: 8884 St Philips Rd SE,  Winnabow,  NC 28479

Phone: (910) 371-6613


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Founded in 1726, Brunswick was the first town established in the Cape Fear region. A seat of government and the epicenter of the colony’s overseas trade, Brunswick secured its place in history by serving as the location of the Stamp Act Resistance, the first known successful armed rebellion against British authority in America.
Brunswick met its fate in 1776, when the town was burned by British troops and never rebuilt. It lay nearly undisturbed until 1862, when Confederate forces began construction on Fort St. Philips, and later the massive earthworks of Fort Anderson.

Today Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson is one of North Carolina’s State Historic Sites. Hidden amongst the live oaks and Spanish moss on the western bank of the Cape Fear River, we welcome you to explore this serene and tranquil waterfront setting.