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Fort Macon State Park

PO Box 127, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
252-726-3775
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I used to go to this park as a kid. It was just the shell of the fort. Over the years they added more to the rooms: Civil War, World War II, uniforms, etc. I hadn't been back in several years. Now there's a great visitors center, interesting film, information on building the fort (9 million bricks!) even more context... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Nice visitor center. The Fort is interesting and very accessible. Impressive views from the top of the fort. Family friendly, free, and can visit in less than 1 hour or spend a few.

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Bear, Delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

clean, easy to get to, excellent fishing and quiet. Fort Macon is down the street from restaurants and hotels

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Tour of the fort is really interesting, but you can discover many interesting things on your own on a self-guided tour as well.

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Washington, DC
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158 reviews 158 reviews
74 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

First, full disclosure... I've visited Fort Macon State Park for over 60 years. The Fort is very interesting and well maintained - and the small beach off the Fort (adjacent to the inlet) was nice. The Atlantic Ocean side beach front facility is a terrific place (with good parking) - to do a day stay. Showers et al. One of... More

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Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

What a nice park, and it is free. New information center added in last couple of year. Lots of parking.

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Garner, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Kids had fun, equipment in good shape,feels safe, weird area though. Go every time were down there. Clean park well maintained.

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New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Took our teenage boys here and there was plenty to see and learn about. We really had no expectations other than seeing an old fort. There are many talking displays and the information is interesting. The fort is well maintained and free to enter. It is great for older kids but would be difficult for younger kids and seniors or... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This free museum and fort was a great break for my kids. It was hot at the fort but there are quite a few rooms with artifacts that are air conditioned. There were lots of ramps which were stroller friendly. Even my little kids loved looking at the artifacts and displays!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Fort Macon. Recommend guided tour. The staff was informative. The volunteers were great. The view of the ocean from the fort is something to see. The brave men who were stationed here over the time the fort was active.

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