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“A Nice Place to Spend and Afternoon”
Review of Fort Macon

Fort Macon
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Owner description: A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Nice Place to Spend and Afternoon”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Fort Macon is a beautifully restored fort which was build circa 1840. It has a rich history and there is also a great little museum there that has a lot the ocean environment.

Visited February 2013
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A piece of local history”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Take a tour of the story and history of Fort Macon, where the soldiers lived and fought on the beach front in Atlantic Beach, NC. Hear "live" accounts from interactive recordings. Visit the gift shop, then climb the hill to view the ocean.

Visited June 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“"Loved the experience"”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Neat place to visit and see where some of my ancestors spent their time during the Civil War. Very humbling to learn what they themselves experienced. It has been nicely renovated and we enjoyed a friendly staff and found them a real pleasure to talk with and they were most helpful.

Visited October 2012
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Springfield, VA
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A Very Cool Fort!”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

We spent a morning visiting Fort Macon. The park service has done an amazing job restoring the fort. You can walk through it and there are very well done displays of troops quarters, mess area, cannon and artillary storage areas, and more. There is audio and written information to help you picture what it was like at Fort Macon when it was used. The kids enjoyed climbing up on top of the fort and looking out to the ocean. There is also a great visitors center with a short informative movie about the fort. After visiting the fort walk out to the beach and walk to the point it is beautiful and it is a wonderful area for shelling. We spent a wonderful morning here.

Visited January 2013
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We went there on a day trip with my wife and kids. The staff working were a pleasure to talk with. The fort was well kept and restored nicely. You could walk in any room and the self guided tour was fun. This overall was a great place for the kids and adults.

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