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Fort Macon

Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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This is outside so dress according to weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Plan about 1/2 a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tryon, North Carolina
It made me appreciate the comforts of today

I was fascinated to see how the soldiers lived in the fort during the civil war. Those were some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gregory P
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“state park”(28 reviews)
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A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
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2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
+1 252-726-3775
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Reviewed yesterday

This is outside so dress according to weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Plan about 1/2 a day. If you love old forts this is one not t be missed. Very educational and certainly not boring.

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Reviewed yesterday

I was fascinated to see how the soldiers lived in the fort during the civil war. Those were some difficult conditions. I recommend that parents take their children and explain the informative displays and what it really meant to live in those conditions. The range...More

Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Add some history to your beach vacation by visiting this lovely fort. Facilities, including the narration are very good and the views are gorgeous. A true historical gem.

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience! Could have spent more time here. Video was very informative of the Forts history. I've been here before but learned new information on this visit thanks to video. Visitor Center employees were very friendly and helpful. Recommend especially on a non beach day.

Thank googanheimer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While at the Whaler Inn at Pine Knoll Shore we visited Fort Macon. What a jewel. We were given a terrific tour of the fort by an extremely knowledgeable guide. Our guide showed us so many reasons the fort was important as well as entertained...More

Thank Pioneer561927
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit, especially if you are a history buff. Great exhibits and clean surroundings. It wasn't on our list of things to do, but ended up being the coolest place we went.

Thank Walter O
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is an awesome well preserved fort with a very cool history. This is well worth the time it takes to go through it. The free guided tour can be a little boring for young kids, but my 10 year old history nut enjoyed it.

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Very nice restoration of a civil war era fort, plenty of room for the kids to release any pent up energy. On Wednesdays at 4PM they present a little ceremony of firing one of their cannon, fairly impressive when you realize that they are using...More

Thank grizzlay
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a good example of an 19th century fort. Entry is free and there are displays from all the periods the fort was in use. It is interesting to see how the soldiers lived in the fort. Worth a stop for anyone interested in...More

Thank ScottR2304
Reviewed August 9, 2018

The old fort is very well maintained and free to tour. Modern visitors center with videos and interactive displays, great for kids. Great views of the water, beach.

Thank Gordon C
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William G
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Pat W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
April 20, 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
Rosie B
August 11, 2016|
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Response from mvanvlack | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is free.