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Fort Macon

PO Box 127, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
252-726-3775
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, State Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
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Louisa, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There wasn't anything that I didn't like. Loved it and have been there at least 4 times. Will definitely go again!

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Noblesville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fort Macon is an old natural fort from the civil war years. Recommend seeing because you can go about everywhere on and in the fort. When they do the firing of the cannon is a can't miss event. Very informational with there guided tours.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and sons are very interested in historical sites, usually they bore my daughters and myself however the entire family loved this place! We were lucky we went on a Wednesday and they shoot a cannon every Wednesday at 4. A very nice volunteer guide took us around and told us all about the place. He was very informative... More

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Goldsboro
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

OMG you just have to go here. It is not a place for small children it is very much a fort. There are places you can fall very easily. I was in love with the place the minute I walked down the hill to go into the big doors. Just a wonderful place to visit.

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Bolivar, Ohio
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We go to Atlantic Beach every year. Every now and then, we will go to Fort Macon as a thing to-do. Sometimes, you will get a guide that loves being there and will give you a lot of information. Other times, it is a long hot excursion that leaves you feeling that you should have stayed on the beach.

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King, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Been coming here forever, every summer for 43 years. Can't believe it's still free, always drop some money in contribution box to keep it that way. Now that I have small children, I can't believe they haven't placed safety rails over deep drop-offs. Multiple areas that need them...I know they want to keep it original,but...we'll it takes my breath to... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We came across the fort while driving on a rainy day. We enjoyed the visitor's center and museum and were thrilled that the fort is free to visit. It is best to leave the stroller in the car. There is really no place to ouch them. The fort has amazing views of the ocean and the tour guide is a... More

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Scott Depot, West Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This visit to this historic fort was completely fascinating and I am soooo glad that we made this part of our visit to Atlantic Beach! If you decided to go, make sure you pay attention to when the guided tour begins.... because our guide was both highly informative and very interesting! The fort has amazing history and significance to the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It is very informative and all staff were nice. Great and fairly priced gift shop. Seeing the cannon fired on Wed afternoon around 4pm was one of my daughter's favorite things

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Fort Macon is a must see for anyone visiting the southern outer banks of North Carolina. Our boys (<10) love seeing the canons and running along the beach. The beach across the street is part of the Beaufort inlet, where the remains of Blackbeards ship lie beneath the surf. Great place!

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