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Fort Macon State Park

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Address: 2303 East Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone Number: 252-726-3775
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Enjoyed touring the fort and learning about it's place in history. Facilities are nice. Best part was the beach around the fort were a great place to find lots of seashells.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Shelby, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed touring the fort and learning about it's place in history. Facilities are nice. Best part was the beach around the fort were a great place to find lots of seashells.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lots to do here. There is beach access when you first drive into the park-large parking lot with bath houses and easy beach access, several lifeguards on the wide beach (currently being remodeled, will open in August 2015). The fort is very impressive and well preserved. A large visitors center greets you with history of the fort and area. You... More 

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Rockwell NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wow just wow. This fort was one of the cleanest and well set up that we have ever been to. The displays were great. The inside movie that describes the history of the fort was fantastic. The staff was courteous and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the musket demonstration. Such a great history lesson for families with children. Planning on... More 

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Rileyville, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was a good day trip to go and see a piece of history. Was very cool to walk around though the fort and being thrown back into a different era.

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Seaman, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have made it a tradition to visit the Fort each time we vacation in Atlantic Beach area. Over the years it has continued to grow with new displays. The Library and gift shop are very nice. My grandchildren enjoyed the indoor inter-active displays. We have 10 years worth of posing in front of one of the cannons which we... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

There were many great exhibits, and even air conditioning. Worth a visit. There were various displays from the different eras of the fort.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very well preserved Civil War fort. Good for children, they can see canons, sleeping quarters, offices and many different rooms dating back to the civil war. The park also has a very nice beach.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very Educational as well as entertaining. my wife and I enjoyed the walk through the fort looking at all of the exhibits

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was in Atlantic Beach in business and spent an afternoon at Fort Macon with some friends. The park is very well kept and full of great information. If one is in the area I would highly recommend visiting, especially since it is free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice blend of history, views, and conservation efforts. Great for civil war and world war Ii buffs. Wish swimming was allowed.

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Additional Information about Fort Macon State Park

Address: 2303 East Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone Number: 252-726-3775
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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