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Intersting 1792 home of General Lenor

The museum is nice and the staff friendly, but what I really enjoyed was my visit to the old family... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
jan120253
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Broendby, Denmark
Beautiful home with wonderful history!

This home was built by General Lenoir and he has an amazing story! Oh, but you must visit for... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
kseam6259
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Franklin, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

The museum is nice and the staff friendly, but what I really enjoyed was my visit to the old family cemetery behind the home.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

If you love historic sites, this is one you need to visit. There are a lot of artifacts to view and the area is beautiful. The family graveyard is very interesting. My only issue is that there wasn't a lot of detail given about the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

I'm sorry you didn't feel you received a lot of detail on William Lenoir when you visited Fort Defiance. I'm curious to who your guide was. What day did you take the tour of the historic house? Our guides have been trained to tell the...More

Reviewed June 18, 2018

This home was built by General Lenoir and he has an amazing story! Oh, but you must visit for yourself and get a fabulous tour by the kind tour guide. You will not be disappointed. The land is gorgeous. There is even a...well I better...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind review and compliments. I strive to make history come alive for those who visit with us. Please come back and visit with us again. Becky Phillips

Reviewed May 29, 2018

A great place to see and feel history. Authentic, warm, and inviting. Very informative and educational.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

General William Lenoir was a leader during the Revolutionary War. He built his family home named Fort Defiance in Caldwell County. It is not a fort, but his home. This is a nice place to visit for anyone who likes historical events. Staff are well...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thank you for your kind compliments and reviews. It's always a pleasure giving a tour to someone who loves history and appreciates the uniqueness of our site. Hope you'll come back and visit with us. Becky Phillips

Reviewed January 27, 2018

Fort Defiance, just a few miles off the highway connecting Lenoir and Blowing Rock, is a true North Carolina treasure. Don’t be misled by the name, however. There is no “fort” in the traditional sense to be found. Instead, you’ll see the impressive 1792 home...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of all the original furnishings and artifacts we have. We are very fortunate indeed. I hope you'll come back when in the area. Thankyou for the glowing review. I'm impressed with how much you...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

We went there today as we were driving through on or way to Boone. We were the only ones there so we had a private tour. The staff were so nice, and very knowledgeable about the history of the house and area. Definitely worth stopping...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour.... hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

A little costly at $100+ per ticket, per person ... But, all you can eat and drink of local and state fare. Oysters steamed by the barrel full, Brunswick stew and hush puppies. The supply never ends. Local beer and wine by craft brewers. If...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Fort Defiance, it's not a fort but it was named after a fort by it's builder General William Lenoir. We were the only ones there so we got a private tour and learned a lot of history about the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. We may be small but we are very unique. Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed August 8, 2017

Fort Defiance is an excellent historical site in Lenoir, North Carolina. We visited recently and took a tour of the home and the grounds.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. It's a pleasure to have visitors who enjoy history as much as I do. Becky

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We do allow pets on the grounds. We just ask that you keep them on a leash and clean up after them.
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Response from Becky P | Property representative |
Yes it is. It has over 50 graves of the Lenoir family
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