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“Cool Re-enactment when we were visiting!”
Review of Fort Macon

Fort Macon
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Owner description: A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We only popped in for about an hour here, and were lucky enough to see a live mortar fire. The staff was extremely friendly and all the historical tidbits were really interesting. We were here during a special summer event so I don't know if that made it more attractive, but we had a blast.

Thank Anngie22
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"state park"
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"free attraction"
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"visitor center is"
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"gift shop"
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"great history"
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"beach access"
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"great place to visit"
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"air conditioned"
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"history buff"
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"interesting exhibits"
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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to go if your interested in US history. Even there wasn't a true battle there it was taken by the North with not a shot fired but the layout and the museum is filled with artifacts that worth the trip.

1  Thank Mdmiller09
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Ft Macon State Park is very close and worth a visit. There is a fort there from civil war era that has been restored to reflect what life was like back then. On Wed. every week they fire one of the cannons at 4PM. It is pretty impressive as they go through the whole moving, loading, and firing.

1  Thank rossvlb
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Took my two sons families, actually they took me, to visit fort Macon in Atlantic Beach,NC. It's was a great learning experience for all. Also great to let the kids run around. NC does a great job in keeping up their historical place and its free.
Nice visitors center with AC and movie. Should be visited

1  Thank John G
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Visiting the fort was a nice addition to our beach vacation. It was educational to learn how the area had been protected and how soldiers lived in the past. Several very nice exhibits have been set up and you are free to climb stairs, walk all around the property and get some great views. We were able to hear current activity at the nearby Coast Guard station. After visiting the fort, we went to the Fort Macon beach access area which had free parking and a beautiful white sand beach. This is an activity not to miss!

1  Thank Movinup
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