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Fort Macon

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
+1 252-726-3775
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A great day for a history lesson!

We stopped at the Fort to get a little bit of history of the south! It was beautiful and clean... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
196denysec
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Marlton, New Jersey
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Good visit even in the off season

We went on a very cold windy day and enjoyed the stop. It is a free attraction, a combination of... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
inmomtraveler
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Elwood, Indiana
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A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (43 reviews)
“state park” (28 reviews)
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2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
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"civil war"
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"state park"
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"free attraction"
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"guided tour"
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"visitor center is"
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"gift shop"
in 23 reviews
"history buff"
in 13 reviews
"great history"
in 12 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 11 reviews
"drop offs"
in 5 reviews
"historic site"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"cannon firing"
in 7 reviews
"lots of history"
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"air conditioned"
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"self guided"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped at the Fort to get a little bit of history of the south! It was beautiful and clean! Inside there was a movie telling about the Fort. It was a hot day, so it was a nice air conditioned break! After the movie,...More

Thank 196denysec
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We went on a very cold windy day and enjoyed the stop. It is a free attraction, a combination of both inside and outside viewing spots. We visited on New Years Eve and they were having live music and a cannon firing. We didn’t stay...More

Thank inmomtraveler
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We traveled to the fort in the "off season." There were no guided tours at this time, but the weather was still nice and we appreciated the opportunity to linger in areas without keeping up with a group. The visitor's center video prior to entering...More

Thank unikat1980
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The Fort has been sectioned into various rooms which tell the story of the Forts history. Entry was free. The site would certainly benefit from more safety features but so worth the effort to visit.

Thank Bucketgob
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

We visited in the middle of the week and it was a really nice visit. Not crowded at all and the grounds were very clean and inviting. Very informative about the history of this location and very nice pictures to look at. There is a...More

Thank alani312016
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Was out taking a ride and came upon the Fort. It was very interesting walking around the Fort and the history there. It is very nice for a State park. Well maintained and the displays show you how life was in the Fort. If your...More

Thank SRL2007
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

There are many cement areas to the Fort. Canons face out toward the water. It doesn't take much time to visit Fort Macon.

Thank ruthf289
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

I loved coming there. A lot of history. To learn about the war and the famous hill. My nieces liked it.

Thank heavymeta
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great history, beautiful place. Still a working coast guard station. Well worth the trip and the visit. Go inside the fort and the buildings. You will enjoy

Thank Rod L
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We have visited numerous forts and Fort Macon rates the highest! It was interactive, well organized, informative. As a parent and a teacher, I HIGHLY recommend it!!

Thank Susan290
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leann13b2001
20 April 2017|
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Response from Ray H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. They are doing a beach erosion project with piping sand from the Fort Macon beach a mile or do down towards Atlantic Beach using large pipes. This is just a guess. Best thing to do is call the park
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Rosie B
11 August 2016|
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Response from mvanvlack | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is free.
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Hannah L
22 February 2016|
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Response from Jimmy413 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed but bring your bags!
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