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Fort Macon State Park

Address: 2303 East Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone Number: 252-726-3775
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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

We were there from Dec 26 - Jan 4 th. The surrounding areas surprised us with so very much to do! Non stop fun!

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you're in the area you need to stop by Fort Maccon. Very low cost (free). Tons of shells, fishing, photographers, and people on the beach. There lots of large shells if that's what you want to do. We saw several dolphins the last time we visited. After you walk on the beach, walk up to the actual civil war... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stopped by on a windy January late afternoon. The inside was informative, yet some of the mannequins seemed a little strange. Since it was cool out we didnt look around the trails but still very cool and when the weather warms up we will go back to check it out.

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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

So there is Fort Macon which sits on the pointe at the furthest end of the park. I reviewed it in a separate review for Fort Macon - I recommend it. NO SWIMMING DOWN AT THE FORT. Kites, fishing, walking and sunbathing only. Shelling, meh - read on... Now for the "park". I have been going to this Fort Macon... More 

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Mathews, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

You can do on your own at your own pace or with guide, as you wish. The push of a button at each exhibit walks you through the history

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North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Oh wow, what a visit. My family and I attended today, and I am purely blown away. I had the bar set by our visit for Fort Caswell, and had expected much the same. I am glad my expectations were set so low, because it allowed me to take in all of what the Fort had to offer. The staff,... More 

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Jacksonville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Our family really enjoyed this trip, and all of us (from 4 to 35 y/o) learned something new. The Visitor's Center is lovely, and the fort has been restored in a loving, high tech manner. Definitely worth the drive!

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Columbus, Ohio
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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. The older ones even enjoyed learning and seeing the various displays. The visitor center was nice and... More 

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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

History on the beach. Admittedly I didn't spend much time at the attraction. What I did see was impressive. It was very windy and drizzling. But what a view! It's worth another look so I will go back to explore further.

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Atlanta, GA
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20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It was a beautiful warm sunny day in December so we drove to check out this fort and spend some time at the beach. This was an unexpected fun time. Admission is free and expectations were low. Really enjoyed exploring the history. One thing to mention is that there are no railings and lots of places to fall, so we... More 

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