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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Clayton, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We only visited the outside of the park. It was very quiet and a great place to get out for a short stroll to stretch your legs.

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Clinton, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited on Valentines weekend. Even though my visit was a couples trip, it is a great place to bring a family. It was very busy despite the cold, windy weather. The exhibits are very informational and attention drawing. We learned a lot about the coastal area in which its located and the use of the fort during different eras.... More 

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Smyrna, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had so much fun learning about this place and getting to see the coast guard rescue a sail boat that was stuck in the ocean.

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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

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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