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Fort Macon State Park

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Address: 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
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Great opportunity to learn about the area.

We were impressed with Fort Macon State Park. We took the short trail around the grounds and then explored the museum and fort. The museum is very informative.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were impressed with Fort Macon State Park. We took the short trail around the grounds and then explored the museum and fort. The museum is very informative.

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Belmont, North Carolina
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your into historical this is a must it is a fort that is being taken care of making it worth visiting it was used during the civil war as well as some of the other wars and this you will learn with if you watch the short video of its history

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Thank Daniel D
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my grandkids to the fort. I was surprised at how much interest they had in it. The various rooms in the fort are decorated in period costumes. Each room has an explanation of what it was used for. The grounds are well tended. There are several interesting walking trails. There is also a nice beach.

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Greenville, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been coming to Fort Macon since I was a kid and I love it. It is a beautiful place and the recent renovation makes it even better.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great way to spend an afternoon. The free admission is wonderful. Kids also enjoyed it. Just be careful if you climb up to the top where the cannons are, There are no railings and it is a very steep drop.

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Falling Waters, West Virginia, United States
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195 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must stop and enjoy. Lots of history here. Located at the end of Atlantic Beach, NC. Great walking trails and views.

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Thank Don B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting trip back in time. The fort is in fantastic shape and it's very easy to imagine exactly what life was like for the soldiers who fought there. Reenactment of cannons firing were performed today. Great place to see and free.

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Thank 1roz1
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the little museum in the visitor center. The Fort was very well-kept. Great place to visit with young children.

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Thank Sandy T
joliet, il
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another free attraction for all ages...love stepping back in time and learning about the history of this place.

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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193 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here since we were children. It's been upgraded with a welcome center. It's still free and a nice way to send a few hours learning about history.

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