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Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC

1792 Fort Defiance Dr, Lenoir, NC 28645-6606
+1 828-758-1671
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Historic 1792 home well worth the visit!

Fort Defiance, just a few miles off the highway connecting Lenoir and Blowing Rock, is a true North... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
D2958ZXgarym
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King, United States
Loved it!

We went there today as we were driving through on or way to Boone. We were the only ones there so... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
ALESHA M
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Piedmont, South Carolina
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1792 Fort Defiance Dr, Lenoir, NC 28645-6606
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"revolutionary war"
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"general william"
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"per person"
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"great history"
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"oyster roast"
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"original furnishings"
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"private tour"
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"kings mountain"
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"beech tree"
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"off the highway"
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"in addition"
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"blowing rock"
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"well worth the visit"
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"on display"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 27 January 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

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Reviewed 13 January 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

Thank ALESHA M
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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 8 November 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

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Reviewed 2 October 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

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

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

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Reviewed 8 August 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.

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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 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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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This restored homeplace gives an excellent glimpse into the life and times of one of Caldwell County, NC's founding fathers. Dating back to Revolutionary War times, this home and the staff is so interesting and gives a great history lesson. The grounds are often used...More

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Becky P, Manager at Fort Defiance, Lenoir, NC, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very proud of the small gem of history we have here.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Historic property, very interesting , very realistic, we went during the annual oyster roast and had a BLAST, food was only overwhelmed my the GREAT people attending !

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

It was a great history review of General Lenoir and how his life and family affected this area. The tour guide was very knowledgeable presented the history of this place very well. It is a great stop on a day trip.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A treasure in the Blueridge Mountains that showcases this Revolutionary war hero's home. The namesake of Lenoir, NC, this General fought in the battle of Kings Mountain, a turning point in favor of the colonies in the Revolutionary War.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

I went here as a child in a big school group and loved it. I returned a few months ago as an adult. My hubby and I were the only ones there so it was just us and the tour guide. Very low key and...More

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luvsBeatles
24 September 2015|
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Response from Becky P | Property representative |
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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Judawidener
26 August 2015|
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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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