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Fort Macon State Park

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Address: 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
Phone Number:
+1 252-726-3775
09:00 - 17:30
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I recommend visiting ft Macon on your trip to NC beaches. Great combination of restored and original. Many story boards and. Ideas depicting life in the fort. All for free.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bill R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend visiting ft Macon on your trip to NC beaches. Great combination of restored and original. Many story boards and. Ideas depicting life in the fort. All for free.

Thank Bill R
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays and the history are very well documented for the casual visitor to take their time and absorb. There is a video with the history in the more modern building with quite a bit of seating which runs continuously. There are friendly staff to answer questions, clean bathrooms, a lovely gift shop and nature trails along the ocean as... More 

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LI, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked all over, looked at everything and listened to the tour guides explanations of the past. Nice place to take a ride to.

Thank thedirtydozen
Newton, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Far from the crowds and close to nature. Also handicapped, wheelchair acessible for the beautiful views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened to be at Fort Macon during the 4th of July 2016, and just in time for the firing of the canons. You can wander all over the old fort. Some of my favorite photos of the kids are from here. Fun to hear the echoes in the old rooms. Great family adventure!

Thank Kelly W
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on New Year Eve to listen to some great Blue Grass music. At 7PM the cannons was shot off to start the new year. There was about three to four hundred people there and they had officer's in the parking lot to help with the traffic.

Thank woodchop7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We spent almost a whole day exploring the fort. Very educational and interesting. The grounds are well designed. There is a museum near the fort and also a beautiful beach. Definitely visit if you are in the area.

Thank TheBrandTravel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I am not good at visiting this type of park but found this place to be a bit interesting and was impressed on how well it is maintained and managed...well worth the visit

Thank don m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Fort Macon has added an excellent visitors center since last I was there and it is a spectacular improvement. Clean modern restrooms, gift shop, and repaved parking lot. The beach has grown as well, possibly due to the WWII breakers finally being mostly broken by the waves and sea. Still a great place to find natural polished shell fragments and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Went to this fort which is actually a really good museum and has a wonderful video explaining the history of the fort. Beautiful location, run by the State Park System, no cost but they accept donations, have a great gift shop. A must see if you are in Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, Beaufort or surrounding areas. Very well done, next... More 

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