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Fort Macon

Address: 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone Number: 252-726-3775
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Bases/ Facilities, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great historic fort located in a state park that has wonderful beaches. This is a must when in the area. Adults and children alike will enjoy this.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Fort Macon has really changed over the past 45 years. I used to play on it as a child-overgrown with weeds and mosquito infested. Now it is a thriving educational venue with fun activities and things to see. You can spend a minimum of one hour touring the old fort and the exhibits. I like the gift shop when finished... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is always a stop on our vacation! They have added a great tourist center with lots of history to review. The beach portion is also beautiful and we always walk out to see if we can find some sea shells. I would recommend this to everyone visiting this area!

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The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's a nice historic landmark in a great location and it's well maintained. In the end tho, it is just a fort. Me and my girlfriend visited Fort Macon a few times but I don't think we ever spent more than 45 minutes there. Combine it with a walk through the beautiful state park and a visit to the beach.

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Havelock, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great place to go. They are always improving it. Even young children like it. You can have a guide or visit at your ur own speed. Nice views of the coast from the fort.

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Columbus, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

There is a lot of information to take in, but unlike a lot of historical sites, this one is huge and can't really be damaged so letting the kids (ages 16, 14, 10, 6) wander while the parents read is a real luxury. It's "just" a fort, but they have time set up with maniquins and audio tracks to talk... More 

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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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