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Fort Macon State Park

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Some of the finest walking trails at the coast.

Take a walk through unique maritime forest. Well marked trails with highlighted features and great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joseph J
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Beaufort, North Carolina
A Historical Must See

This historical must see gives a true experience of being within the fort. Every aspect of fort... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
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2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
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All reviews civil war beach access visitor center gift shop nice beach air conditioned interesting history guided tour great place to visit drop offs nature trail welcome center piece of history love history walk around self guided worth the trip
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk through unique maritime forest. Well marked trails with highlighted features and great views. Yarrow Loop is a .25 mile trail through woods and passes the Beaufort Inlet. The Coues Trail is about 3.5 miles and traverses hard packed sand dunes and has...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joseph J
Reviewed November 29, 2018

This historical must see gives a true experience of being within the fort. Every aspect of fort life is featured throughout the boundaries within the walls. From food storage to cannon ball storage it can all be seen in the informative displays featured. The view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank consultingcricket
Reviewed November 11, 2018

A well-preserved, historic Civil War era fort served by a terrific visitor center and surrounded by fantastic beaches! Tours are offered, and living history events are held often. Park is free!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Divemasterking
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Fort Macon was built in the 1820s, was captured by Union forces in 1862, and remained in Union hands. The state of NC did a great job of restoring her to her Civil War appearance. Good signage, good visitor center, and well kept grounds. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael0361
Reviewed October 19, 2018

I probably went to the park 25 years ago and didn't do much walking around it this time either. I went and walked the beaches that are there. It is a very nice quiet beach and it was great for some shelling. I haven't had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank lilone2002
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We had 12 people ages 1-65 and all enjoyed this museum. Great movie to go along with the hands on exhibit. Fort was awesome and kids loved the cannons. Also great gift shop and handy bathrooms. Fort has uneven areas and steep stairs.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank cheaptravel_10
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Don't miss this and Fort Macon Public Beach... The Fort has a spectacular view and the film they show continuously is worth watching for teen and adults. Air conditioned visitor center is a welcolme break from summer heat.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Roam521889
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Well maintain park with a must-see museum and incredible beach. Interesting and the kids will enjoy the "fort."

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martesque
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very interesting if you are interested in war history, loved seeing the old cannons and hear the story behind them, it is a beautiful setting and nice gift shop

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elaine P
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Fort Macon State Park offers visitors both the chance to surround themselves with nature will also getting a rare glimpse into history, particularly the Civil War. Even after being made into North Carolina's second state park, Fort Macon was again used during World War II...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank RebekahCarmichael
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Georgette W
August 10, 2017|
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Response from vic_deans | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge there is no place to dock a boat to go and visit the fort. The Coast Guard base is on one side and open beach on the other with no dock.
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Ken M
April 10, 2017|
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Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. ... Pets are not allowed in bathhouses, changing areas, rinsing stations, swimming areas, restrooms, visitor centers, rental boats or group campsites. Exceptions... More
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March 21, 2017|
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Response from Bo B | Reviewed this property |
They accommodate anything you can drive in.
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