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Fort Macon

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
+1 252-726-3775
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Great to learn the history

Well preserved, great architecture and planning in the day. Nice excursion to learn the history of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Philip M
Holden Beach, North Carolina
via mobile
History at it's best

It's amazing when you visit a fort how many times it's changed hands. Fort Macon is no exception... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New Bern, North Carolina
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2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
+1 252-726-3775
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well preserved, great architecture and planning in the day. Nice excursion to learn the history of the fort. Exhibits well presented and not difficult to walk.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's amazing when you visit a fort how many times it's changed hands. Fort Macon is no exception. The British also took this area during the late 1700's. The fort is a fantastic visit for all ages.

Thank edodowd
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have budding history buffs who love to come here each summer to see the cannons and walk the grounds of the fort. The fort offers an informative movie and interesting exhibits. Plus, there are beautiful views of the water from atop the fort.

Thank Kellie H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was more than I expected. I've been to several old civil war forts so I didn't have many expectations on how well this one had been kept up in such a harsh environment. Excellent presentations and displays both in the visitors center and the...More

Thank Longland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both of my kids are interested in history, so it was a nice learning experience for all of us, plus my kids and I did the nature hike at the end. We didn't see much wildlife, but got our exercise for the day. Wear bug...More

Thank Kendra P
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on Vaqcation in SC, we stoped at the Fort its a must see very educational. Then another day we came back and enjoyed the beach, its a nice beach very quiet not crowded could fish, swim or hunt a few shells not to many...More

Thank B C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable and educational. Went during a reenactment weekend. Portrayed are knowledgeable and made it interesting for people of all ages.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check it out you won't be disappointed if your into historical places and things this is a walkingbtour of a war fort and it is very interesting

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Macon is a great place to bring the family because it combines history with aa beach. Fort Macon is a well preserved Civil War Fort fully restored with walls, dry moats, and well restored soldier's quarters. From the fort ramparts, one can see the...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Fun to sit and watch the ships go by! Relaxing and pretty quiet. A different place to sit and soak in the sun!

Thank Amanda G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Why was the beach closed this past weekend
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
Can you swim here?
11 August 2016|
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Response from mvanvlack | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is free.
Hannah L
Traveling with dogs. Are pets allowed? Should I bring my own "pet waste" bags?
23 February 2016|
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Response from Jimmy413 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed but bring your bags!