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Fort Macon State Park

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Address: 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
Phone Number:
+1 252-726-3775
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30

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Fabulous piece of history

Absolutely loved visiting this historical site. Plenty to do and see here and best of all, it is free.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved visiting this historical site. Plenty to do and see here and best of all, it is free.

Thank vjnjrnc
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit, people are very friendly and helpful. We visit it multiple times every time we are in the area.

Thank Terri C
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife, dog, and i went to see the fort and walk the trail. The trail was a little over 3 miles. It was a good trail to walk through. The fort is really something to see. Well preserved and fascinating to visit. Each little room down below in the fort showed how life was in the nineteenth century. Just... More 

Thank Macon H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful NC State park featuring Beach access, an excellent information center and a well preserved fort. Highly informative!

Thank Debbie T
Ashland, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family really enjoyed our visit to Ft Macon its a nicely preserved Ft with lots of artifacts, live shooting demo, replica barracks, Cannons & ammo supply storage, Mess hall, Soldiers living quarters/bunks, information on the working soldiers and how the fort worked. Would deffinately recommend a visit.

Thank B C
Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What fun it was to see this historic place. I would recommend easily an hour to walk around the grounds and see everything. I can highly recommend this, and it's free!

Thank klay36
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

FORT MACON is worth a hour or two. Nice museum and fort it self is fun to explore--learn some history. Also great views of ocean.

Thank chery3257l
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not our first time there, but it is the first time we ACTUALLY took the time to SEE displays. We learned a lot and yes, the kids will enjoy it also, esp if YOU take the time to SEE exhibits and translate it to a child's level. When we were there, we (2) witnessed a high school class... More 

Thank Cathie R
Lexington, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Fort Macon State Park Fort is a great piece of NC and US history. The folks that work there are volunteers and they have a wealth of knowledge about all the happenings at the fort and area. It is free to tour the facility and it is well worth your time if you are into history and want to... More 

Thank Robbie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy historical places and this one is very interesting. It is built into the ground on the beach. It is interesting seeing the views to the beach from the fort. There are various levels and do require walking.

Thank ruthf289

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