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Fort Macon

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

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen T
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Hickory, North Carolina
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Great Historical site!

Great place to visit when in the Atlantic Beach,NC area. Free to see the Fort. You can take a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dlfitzpatrick F
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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)
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2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
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Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had two families visit with four children ranging in ages from 5-13. All the adults plus children were engulfed in what they were seeing.

Thank scottyv538
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and well maintained historic fort park overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Good outing for families or anyone interested in history. Tours and videos available to enhance the experience.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ever out at the beaches, the fort is an excellent and free way to spend a few hours. They have historical exhibits of musket firing twice daily and a cannon firing at 430 pm everyday. The fort is well kept and suitable...More

Thank Coachmj99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened to walk in as a guided tour was starting and we're so glad. The fort itself is interesting but the guide really made it come alive. Great attraction and it's free.

Thank honase
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at Fort Macon State Park to go to the beach for a while and then go back to see the museum and the actual fort grounds. It is a nice little piece of NC wartime history. The museum is air-conditioned so that is nice...More

Thank tlstanley99
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leann13b2001
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
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Rosie B
11 August 2016|
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Response from mvanvlack | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is free.
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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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