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Pretty cool thing to do

Had no idea this fort was even here. Just driving around exploring one day and came up to a guard... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Jeff K
Murphy, North Carolina
Step back in time

Fort Caswell is a step back in time. You get a feel for life in a fort from the Civil War, the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Oak Island, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a Civil War aficionado I would have loved to have been able to visit this site but as others have noted, unless you are part of the Baptist camp, this relic is off limits. I have nothing against the Baptists but I do wish...More

1  Thank Travis G
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

What an incredible find! I came here 43 years ago. It is the end of the island so water is all around you. Very well maintained. Huge facility for large groups. Very reasonable prices on rooms and food.

1  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Had no idea this fort was even here. Just driving around exploring one day and came up to a guard gate at the end on Caswell beach. Started to turn around and a fellow came out of the shack.He said he could give us a...More

3  Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

I tried 3 times to get in and enjoy some military history and understand more of an important piece of the ACW through WWII that this fort played. I was turned away 3 times on 3 separate days. I was flat out lied to one...More

14  Thank npwerner
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Fort Caswell is a step back in time. You get a feel for life in a fort from the Civil War, the Spanish American War and World War 1. There are nooks and carnnies to explore inside the fort plus 6 batteries over looking the...More

1  Thank Redheadedwitchywoman
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

For its age it is a nice place. Great history lesson for kids. It's Nice that you can walk through the old fort. Relaxing place to stay. Bunks are old army bunks and not comfortable at all. The fort is industrial. Not bad, but not...More

1  Thank 537michaelh537
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This fort is part of the North Carolina Baptist Assembly property now. It is protected by a guard at a gate. You're not supposed to be on the property, but he let us walk through. Great views from the top- you can see the beach...More

1  Thank PAbeachy
Reviewed 10 July 2017

They will let you drive through and look with a permit and some of the of fort is still there. It is a Baptist retreat now

2  Thank kvsmith22
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Fort Caswell is a wonderful place to get away for relaxing and meeting other people from all walks of life. It is better known as the Southern Baptist camp that kids come to in the summer months to fellowship and participate in Christian studies and...More

3  Thank 55garyw
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a great place to retreat for spiritual renewal. What some of our teenagers still remember as a special experience, was the 'quiet time' about sunset sitting on the benches on top of the fort. We ask them to put some space between so...More

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