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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 history, beautiful place. Still a working coast guard station. Well worth the trip and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rod L
via mobile
One of the BEST Forts!!!

We have visited numerous forts and Fort Macon rates the highest! It was interactive, well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan290
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (43 reviews)
“state park” (27 reviews)
“visitors center” (15 reviews)
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2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
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+1 252-726-3775
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great history, beautiful place. Still a working coast guard station. Well worth the trip and the visit. Go inside the fort and the buildings. You will enjoy

Thank Rod L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited numerous forts and Fort Macon rates the highest! It was interactive, well organized, informative. As a parent and a teacher, I HIGHLY recommend it!!

Thank Susan290
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I, vacationing in Beaufort for the first time, visited here after several locals recommended it and we’re glad we did. Everything about this place is top quality: it’s whistle clean visitors center, it’s orientation video, it’s museum, and the refurbished Fort itself,...More

Thank Hank H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history this is a great place to visit. The fort is very well preserved. There are lots of cannons and the view makes it easy to visualize the war taking place right in front of you. Also a good place to take...More

Thank cato9012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting Ft. Macon my entire life, 50+ years! It is an amazing piece of history tucked in next to the Bogue Banks! My children especially enjoyed the re-enactments! The new visitors center is quite nice! Climb the steep stairs to enjoy those...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Well presented historic fort preserved very much like it was during the Civil War. Easy to walk on self guided tour but kids need to be watched as there are some big drops.

Thank DaveVWV
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great history here. So much to see and read about. We learned a lot about the history. Very informative. It is a great place to visit. Fun for everyone.

Thank Sunny0807
Reviewed 6 October 2017

this is the best family fort to see in nc you can go on tours or by yourself history is great here recommend highly

Thank jeanettelamm
Reviewed 11 September 2017 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 7 September 2017

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
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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
12 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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