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The museum is very informative and the gift shop is first rate. The fort was nearly empty. I would go back in the Winter to beat the crowds.
Fort Macon offers hiking and running trails and great vistas from the beaches. In the summer it offers fireworks and historical programs. Parking facilities are great. Just a short 3 mile ride from the main intersection in Atlantic Beach.
Volunteer guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. A few of the exhibits are being restored after the storms. Still a lot to see and do.
This has always been a favorite for me. I grew up about an hour from Atlantic Beach and Fort Macon was an easy and frequent day trip for my family. With the addition of the Visitor Center and museum, it is even better. When you visit, be sure to watch the short video for a full…
Must see for history buffs. Walk around and imagine what it was like pre civil war. Take the guided tour and make sure you watch the short film. Educational and fun.