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Address: 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
Phone Number:
+1 252-726-3775
Today
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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A Civil War fortress located at the entrance of Beaufort Inlet.

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Educational and fun!

Almost full access to the fort, exhibits, prerecorded information to explain each display and a large visitor's center which offers videos and the history of the fort. There is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Cathy M
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Snow Hill, North Carolina
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Snow Hill, North Carolina
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Almost full access to the fort, exhibits, prerecorded information to explain each display and a large visitor's center which offers videos and the history of the fort. There is also a large, paved parking lot, beach acces and covered picnic area. Great for a family outing, picnic and day at the beach.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited while staying at Atlantic Beach a couple of years ago. We visited during a Civil War reenactment which was very interesting. A great historical landmark to be enjoyed by young and old.

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Naples, Florida
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Fort and the Park. They have a very well done movie on the history of the fort, some interesting exhibits and the fort is in good shape. Great activity to do with family on warm day, with a picnic. Wonderful views of Beaufort entrance from Atlantic from top of fort.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My 15 year old son and I visited the Fort when our beach day was rained on. We didn't mind a little sprinkling at this fort though, because there are tons of rooms to duck into to learn history... Some rooms have old artifacts like money, weapons, and even wax figures wearing uniforms. You are free to climb to the... More 

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Huntington
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64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Wife and I visited for and really enjoyed the visit. They have many displays showing how the soldiers lived during that time. Well wor your time visiting.

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South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

There is not much you can get for free anymore. Well, Fort Macon is not only free, but it is well worth the time to visit. It is within For Macon State Park which has trails, beachfront, et al. which we did not get a chance to see: it was pretty chilly and we had not brought jackets! Fortunately, a... More 

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Cascade, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I loved the view from our room. I really enjoyed walk on the beach and. being able to just go to pier and watch all the fisherman. We liked just being out in open and enjoying it. I would recommend this place to anyone that loves to set and watch the beach roll in.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fascinating look into the lives of soldiers in many conflicts. The fort has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. It is beautiful and has spectacular views of the ocean.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been to Fort Macon several years ago, but my September 2016 visit noted there are lots of updates and exhibits that were not there previously (compared to 10 yrs ago). This was a much improved historical visit. First there is a relatively new informative museum with a short movie explaining the entire history of the fort, plus some... More 

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Providence Forge, Virginia
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75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Excellent attraction, tours are offered. Everything is free, they accept donations. Figure on spending about two hours to see everything.

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