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Fort Macon

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
+1 252-726-3775
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History and beauty!

I have been visiting Ft. Macon my entire life, 50+ years! It is an amazing piece of history tucked... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pat W
via mobile
Great for history fans

Well presented historic fort preserved very much like it was during the Civil War. Easy to walk on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marlinton, West Virginia
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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” (42 reviews)
“state park” (26 reviews)
“guided tour” (18 reviews)
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2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
+1 252-726-3775
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We stayed at Pine Knolls Shore & the Fort was worth the drive. A beautiful secluded beach within walking distance as well!

Thank T4673RQcindyw
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Fort whose roots go back to the 1820s. Great area where you can walk around, see the history and learn how the fort evolved over time. We went later in the day, about an hour before closing, so not...More

Thank Any K
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I haven't been here in years. They have done a magnificent job of restoring the old fort and have added many interesting exhibits. They have also built a new visitors center that is great.

Thank damondowneastnc
Reviewed 19 August 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
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
12 August 2016|
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Response from mvanvlack | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is free.
Hannah L
23 February 2016|
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Response from Jimmy413 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed but bring your bags!