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“Educational and fun”
Review of Fort Macon

Fort Macon
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Owner description: A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
Thomasville, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Educational and fun”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is a great place to spend the day. The fort was very educational and my 6 yr old grandson loved it. Especially the firing of the cannon. Make sure to go to the beach as well.

Visited September 2012
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Morehead City
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting and free”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

This is well perserved example of an early fort that was used during the civil war. The historic sites provides plenty of parking and the renovations to the fort make a visit enjoyable. You have a great view of the Atlantic Ocean and get to visit a historic area at the same time.

Visited August 2012
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Greenwood, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Historic fort has quite a history”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The introductory movie helps set the stage for your visit to Fort Macon. The displays in the visitor center educate on the history of the area with regard to the military history and also the ecological impact of wildlife and sand dunes.
The fort itself has several rooms setup with displays of uniforms, artillery or general provisions that might have been common during the time period shown.
The grounds of the fort have been kept up beautifully and it was a very interesting part of history to visit.

Visited September 2012
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Zebulon, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A trip back in history”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Was a blast to check out the fort. When done headed across the parking lot for a nice walk on the beach.

Visited September 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Family beach vacation”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

In the past few years they have put a new indoor shop and exhibit with information about the Atlantic beach area and some information about the fort in the visitors center. As you leave the visitor's center, you'll walk the outside path to the actual fort. As the sign reads upon entering the fort: "Caution Fort Macon was built for war not safety. Please be careful!" If you do have small children please be extra observant and mindful of where they walk. Fort Macon is a must see attraction at the beach with a beautiful view of the inlet and fun and interesting history for the while family to discover together. This isn't the best place for people who have difficulty walking mild terrain or climbing stairs.all in all, I enjoy going every year on our family beach vacay!

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