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Fort Macon

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
+1 252-726-3775
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Nice site

We enjoyed the fort & its many exhibits. Great views from fort & you get a sense of how it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mooresville, North Carolina
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Definitely worth a visit

The views from the top of the fort are incredible. There is a lot to see and experience here for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Norfolk, VA
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A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (41 reviews)
“state park” (26 reviews)
“guided tour” (18 reviews)
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2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
+1 252-726-3775
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the fort & its many exhibits. Great views from fort & you get a sense of how it was during civil war there.

Thank LeslieL4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from the top of the fort are incredible. There is a lot to see and experience here for guests of all ages. The visitor center is well done and the grounds are meticulously kept. Mobility issues could present a problem accessing all parts...More

Thank tennisfamily13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Pine Knolls Shore & the Fort was worth the drive. A beautiful secluded beach within walking distance as well!

Thank T4673RQcindyw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Fort whose roots go back to the 1820s. Great area where you can walk around, see the history and learn how the fort evolved over time. We went later in the day, about an hour before closing, so not...More

Thank Any K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been here in years. They have done a magnificent job of restoring the old fort and have added many interesting exhibits. They have also built a new visitors center that is great.

Thank damondowneastnc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a change from the beachor pool it's a fun thing to go see. I learned a lot about the history of the fort.

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit when in the Atlantic Beach,NC area. Free to see the Fort. You can take a guided tour for a fee. Very informative movie in the visitors center. Excellent displays and information to show you the history of the location. The cannons...More

Thank dlfitzpatrick F
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Fort was built 1826 .. no railings around fort, so you must be very careful walking near the edges. Interesting museum inside fort and inside the building. Firing of the cannon takes place every Wednesday at 4pm during the summer months.

Thank Patricia s
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We went when it was raining. Still had a great time. At a minimum, take the guided tour. If you don't want to do that, watch the movie in the main building before you out to the fort. We did both. I was surprised the...More

1  Thank Tooner5
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A must do if you are at the beach. Well maintained civil war fort. Learned a lot about what happened there during three wars. Beautiful spot with scenic vistas, surrounded by rivers and sound. Admission is free.

Thank Golfgma
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Questions & Answers
21 April 2017|
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Response from Ray H | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. They are doing a beach erosion project with piping sand from the Fort Macon beach a mile or do down towards Atlantic Beach using large pipes. This is just a guess. Best thing to do is call the park
Rosie B
11 August 2016|
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Response from mvanvlack | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is free.
Hannah L
23 February 2016|
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Response from Jimmy413 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed but bring your bags!

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