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Fort Caswell

100 Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8439
+1 910-278-9501
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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 2 weeks ago
Oak Island, North Carolina
Nice retreat center

For its age it is a nice place. Great history lesson for kids. It's Nice that you can walk through... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Michael H
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
100 Caswell Beach Rd, Oak Island, NC 28465-8439
+1 910-278-9501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Michael H
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

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

1  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

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

Thank mastermediadave
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I love Fort Caswell, great for retreats of any kind. As lots of history on the grounds and around. Love the history of the place.

Thank rosecarolina
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Just down the road from the Oak Island lighthouse. They ask that you remain in your car but you can still see & photograph many sections of the old fort buildings & structures, some which are nearly 200 years old. Some are old brick structures...More

2  Thank Zeke T
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a fantastic historical site on a peninsula jutting into the ocean where forts were located for defensive protection during a succession of different American and world wars. Problem is, when the state of North Carolina unwisely decided not to purchase and preserve this...More

5  Thank charlesthebarles
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I read the reviews. We drove to the gate and watched the gate keeper interrogate the couple in the car ahead of us, then decided that it wasn't worth it and went to the beach. A travesty that a historically significant site became private and...More

1  Thank tiphys
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