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Fort Macon

2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
252-726-3775
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, State Parks, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
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Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, State Parks, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.

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Atlanta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fort Macon has something for everyone. Nature lovers will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Shore as well as the nature trail. History buffs will enjoy the many different aspects of American History to include the Civil War, World War I, World War II, National Parks history, The Great Depression, and on and on. They had to kick us... More 

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Waverly, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place was very impressive. I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did my family. It has a nice indoor area and a gift shop that isn't completely filled with cheesy products. The volunteer staff were incredibly informative, even pointing us in the direction of a great place to eat (Rudder Duck, yes fellas, we went there). The fort itself was very... More 

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Dunkirk, New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This renovated fort has gone through multiple uses during its 175 year existence and its use now as a museum is one that history buff should take advantage of. We took a side trip here from New Bern and spent about three hours on a ring afternoon. While it was kind of nasty outside, most of the things to see... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Did my Wedding Photographs here and they came out amazing. It is a fun place to go to be outside and just "spend some time." Also fun for the kids!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This fort has gone through years of great renovations. A lot of great information about how soldiers lived back in the day. The cannon demonstration is always a crowd pleaser. Awesome views of the ocean and surrounding area.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Hours later, we were still wishing we had more energy to experience more history..... A great job..... Everyone was super..We then walked the beach from the St. Park area and met several very interesting folks with a lot of history to share. Getting to the beach is so easy now....with the new walk ways.

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

well worth a stop to see this well preserved fort (wonderful old brickwork) with fascinating displays about the history of the fort and those who lived there. Grounds are well kept. Walk across the parking lot to the beach area. Interesting stop.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Confederate defenders were besieged when the Yankees attacked from the land (defenders' cannons were pointed at the sea) as well as the sea. The Fort has been well preserved with specimens of the cannons on display. Great for family and well deserving of a donation to help maintain the property. Volunteer guides were great.

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Louisville,KY
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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Definitely worth stopping in when on the Isle. Nice fort with alot of history. We spent about 2 hours on visit.

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Wake Forest, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Really enjoyed this Fort. We loved hearing the history of Fort Macon and all the interesting stories behind the doors of each area in the Fort.

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