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Fort Macon

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Address: 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone Number: 252-726-3775
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.

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Interesting and informative

It was interesting to learn about day to day activities in the life of a soldier. In the visitor's center you can read rather poignant letters written by the wife of the fort... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Durango, Colorado
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Durango, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was interesting to learn about day to day activities in the life of a soldier. In the visitor's center you can read rather poignant letters written by the wife of the fort commandant to her family at home. The fort itself was fun to explore. Lots of informational placards to explain various aspects of life at the fort. Just... More 

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North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This state park is really nice if you enjoy history. My husband and I have been here twice and enjoyed it both times. The movie is very informative. Really liked the animal display. The Fort speaks for itself. The view from the top of the Fort is great.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Our first visit to the area and on a cold rainy day -- we saw the dign and said---why Not! Impressive displays, antique Doctors equipment, impressive marsh and salt water display ! Very nice theater and videos! The entire welcome center is beautifully done and so well taken care of!! Nothing this well done in New Jersey! Ican tell you!

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great historical fort with so much activity over it's life from the civil war to WW2. It is free to visit and has multiple areas that have a recording to listen to what took place. Free guided tours are also available. The museum and gift shop are very nice and you also have great views of the beach.....just off the... More 

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Creston, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Large park with lots of beach surrounding this historical place. The fort is very interesting and is FREE. A new visitors center that has movies and interactive displays. And a gift store. Friendly volunteer guides available. Just a good place to go.

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Red Springs, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The volunteers and staff do an excellent job at this State Park. Fascinating history of the wars surrounding the NC coast

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Granite Falls, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I returned to this fort recently, having visited it 30 years ago. This fort is one of the reasons I fell in love with history. It has a unique structure and appealing story that fills one with imagination. Great exhibits, great info. I love the primary documents like letters written from soldiers and the daily log.

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Apex, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Just the right amount of exhibits and history with plenty of room for the kids to pretend they are in a battle. The demonstrations are awesome.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a must. Not quit what I expected- being from the North I in visioned a Wood Fence and Corner Towers and a Gate you slam shut when the Indians are coming!!! This was quit s feat of Engineering back in the day. And then to learn all the roles it played in History over the years. It is... More 

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Worcester
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were at nearby Emerald Isle and had an overcast day and took a ride to the fort. It did not disappoint. Educational movie inside, gift shop and exhibits and the fort itself was interesting. The grounds would have been a good place to sit outside on a nice day.

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