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“Great history; a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fort Macon

Fort Macon
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Owner description: A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.
Jackson
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great history; a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

The day was rainy, but we still had a great time. The museum is beautiful. We toured the Fort with a Park Ranger and it was so informative. So much history, exciting to see how the soldiers lived. Free admission! Would definitely recommend!

Visited October 2013
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Crestwood, Kentucky
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awsome place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Great place to visit and was very interesting. The film about Fort Macon was very interesting.It's hard to believe what little food they ate and how small their quarters were.

Visited October 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“very educational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

It is hard to believe soldiers actually lived in such cramped spaces.
The tour was very informative and the park is well kept. Fridays in the summer there are free concerts inside the fort.

Visited September 2013
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Ohio
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“See the fort and the beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a very well maintained state park. The fort itself is restored, and there are many interesting exhibits to see in the various rooms. It is fine for a self-guided walk, but a volunteer guided walk is even better. The visitor center is beautiful with a very nice gift shop. Be sure to save time to take the walkway to the beach, or have a picnic. There were many beach goers and fishermen the day we were there. There was no entrance or parking fee--a great deal!!

Visited October 2013
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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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“Fun for History Buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you are into history, especially Civil War history, this is a must-see. While Fort Macon wasn't important to the outcome of the Civil War, it is interesting to see. The newly-built visitor's center is really cool. A must-see is the 30 minute film in the theater about the history of Fort Macon.

Visited October 2013
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