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Fort Macon

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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A piece of history

If you enjoy experienceing the history of our country this place is for you. Beautifully restored... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Love These Old Forts!

We have visited several of these old forts in NC, SC, GA, and Fl. They are all a little different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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“civil war”(45 reviews)
“state park”(28 reviews)
“guided tour”(20 reviews)
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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All reviews civil war state park guided tour free attraction visitor center is gift shop great history great place to visit air conditioned history buff drop offs interesting exhibits well worth the trip lots of history cannon firing north carolina visitors
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Thank gfew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank MinkHollowFarm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank klatigue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank travelinglady178
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 September 14, 2018

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 August 30, 2018

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 August 30, 2018

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 August 26, 2018

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
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John S
September 26, 2018|
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Response from cgpate04 | Reviewed this property |
There was extensive damage to the fort due to the hurricane but I have not visited since the hurricane.
John S
September 25, 2018|
Response from Gregory P | Reviewed this property |
There is a nice sandy beach on the channel where I've seen people fishing. There is no pier to fish off of. Follow the no swimming signs. The beach on the ocean side is my favorite. Normally the water is clean and the sand... More
William G
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Pat W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.