The 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range has been designated as one of the 100 national WWI Centennial Memorials by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library.
The Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range, Inc was a 501(c)(3) non-profit and was founded to stabilize and preserve the Fort Caswell Rifle Range.
While preparing for the WWI Centennial in 2018, an additional mission was added to research, publicize, and preserve the legacies of the men and women of Brunswick County who served in the World War. The list also encompasses many men from the surrounding counties, notably Columbus and New Hanover.
The missions were completed in 2023 and the non-profit was dissolved on August 25, 2023.
The website is now maintained by private citizens.
One of the few of its kind remaining in the United States.
The Fort Caswell Rifle Range was once part of Fort Caswell during World War I. After World War II, the rifle range was declared surplus and sold. The Historic Wilmington Foundation has listed the Fort Caswell Rifle Range among the 8 Most Threatened Historic Places in the Cape Fear Region for 2016 and 2017.