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All reviews civil war state park guided tour free attraction gift shop visitor center great place to visit beach access great history history buff air conditioned drop offs well worth the trip cannon firing lots of history walk around self guided
If you like Civil War History and very old forts you will love this place. They have cannon firing sometimes too. The beach is close and very wide. Once per month, they have Astronomy Night and that is fantastic! A local astronomy club helps out...More
This is a precious piece of not only North Carolina history, but of the American experience. The facility is wonderfully expressive, although not completely impartial in depicting the civil war. Great audiovisual presentations, artifacts, and displays. I learned many things about this geographic area and...More
As far as history goes, this fort has very little. The "battle" that was fought over the fort was hardly notable. However, the fort is in fantastic condition and has a pretty unique approach that my kids loved running down. The gap between the outer...More
If you enjoy experienceing the history of our country this place is for you. Beautifully restored. They do have tours however, the place has well marked exhibits. There is also a nice gift shop. The parking lot also has beach access. So, bring a picinic...More
We have visited several of these old forts in NC, SC, GA, and Fl. They are all a little different and have their own unique history. An added bit of history here is that they found the remains of Black Beard’s pirate ship, the Queen...More
Very informative film about the history of the fort and the people who lived and served. I was surprised that a all black regiment manned the fort during the Spanish American War. Also it saw action during our civil war.
The place is well taken...More
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
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.