Welcome to the Virtual Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson! Use this page to access virtual content related to the site. These resources are perfect for educators, students, or anyone wishing to explore Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson from the comfort of home.
Site Orientation Film
Site Manager Jim Mckee introduces the iconic church whose walls have stood since the 18th century.
A major pre-Revolutionary port on North Carolina's Cape Fear River, Brunswick was partially burned by British troops in 1776 and never fully recovered. During the Civil War, Fort Anderson was constructed atop part of the ruins of the town, and served as part of the Cape Fear River defenses below Wilmington before the fall of the Confederacy. Colonial foundations dot the present-day tour trail, which crosses the earthworks of the Confederate fort. Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is also located within the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, in the heart of North Carolina rice country.
In this installment of Singing on the Land soprano Andrea Edith Moore and cellist Shana Tucker deliver a beautifully sparse arrangement of Samuel Barber’s art song “Sure on This Shining Night.” The lyrics, which are borrowed from novelist James Agee’s work Description of Elysium, tell of a narrator dreaming of the healing that summer will bring while staring at the stars on a cold winter’s night, a theme that Moore said , Felt right… during this time where we’re all very concerned with sickness and health.”