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Fort Macon

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
+1 252-726-3775
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Step Back in History

We traveled to the fort in the "off season." There were no guided tours at this time, but the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Clive, Iowa
via mobile
Super Fort to visit

The Fort has been sectioned into various rooms which tell the story of the Forts history. Entry was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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)
“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 2 days ago via mobile

We traveled to the fort in the "off season." There were no guided tours at this time, but the weather was still nice and we appreciated the opportunity to linger in areas without keeping up with a group. The visitor's center video prior to entering...More

Thank unikat1980
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Fort has been sectioned into various rooms which tell the story of the Forts history. Entry was free. The site would certainly benefit from more safety features but so worth the effort to visit.

Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in the middle of the week and it was a really nice visit. Not crowded at all and the grounds were very clean and inviting. Very informative about the history of this location and very nice pictures to look at. There is a...More

Thank alani312016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was out taking a ride and came upon the Fort. It was very interesting walking around the Fort and the history there. It is very nice for a State park. Well maintained and the displays show you how life was in the Fort. If your...More

Thank SRL2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many cement areas to the Fort. Canons face out toward the water. It doesn't take much time to visit Fort Macon.

Thank ruthf289
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved coming there. A lot of history. To learn about the war and the famous hill. My nieces liked it.

Thank heavymeta
Reviewed 9 November 2017 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 7 November 2017

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 3 November 2017 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 25 October 2017

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
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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!