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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, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
Attraction details
Type: Military bases & facilities, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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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Detroit, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We wanted to get out and do something so we went here. It was very interesting. (Self guided tours.)

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Hull, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The fort has a wonderful center with a great film on the fort's history. In between showings, the screen displays a video tour of the entire fort and it's environs. There are lots of period displays as well as a very nice gift shop. There has been a fort on this site since colonial times.

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High Point, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good place to walk. liked touring the historical site. I love history , so this was a great place to go.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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139 reviews 139 reviews
15 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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