Fort Macon State Park66 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: 2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, USA, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2527263775
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Fort
Overview of Fort Macon State Park
Set with the peaceful background of the Atlantic Beach, the Fort Macon State Park adds to your knowledge and to the excitement of your trip. It is quite an unexplored place, and has some of the best vantage points for budding photographers. The Emerald Island itself is stunning, and has great sites for fishing, and a spotlessly blonde beach for relaxing. The Fort has an interesting history, and this is exhibited through short movies and displays at the Visitor Center. Be sure to visit this historical fort when you’re in the city!
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Fort Macon State Park Reviews & Ratings
A fabulous historic site to visit. The tour and walking around the fort was fun, informational, and inspiring. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The history is very interesting. On the other side of the parking lot is a terrific clean beach with sand wheelchairs available for the handicapped to be able to go to the beach and see the ocean.
This historic site is a great place to learn more about the area while also getting to take in a some beautiful views of the inlet and surrounding areas. Guided tours were offered the Sunday we stopped by and lasted about 40 minutes. The tour was helpful because Hurricane Florence had flooded some of the exhibits within the fort, so the guide was able to provide extra information to fill in those blanks. There is also a visitor's center, so on a hot day, you can stop inside and visit a small museum, browse the gift shop, and view a short (about 15 minutes) educational film. Visiting the park is free, too!
This is always a nice place to take your family and learn the history of our great nation. Walk thru the footsteps of a soldier protecting our country. There is a museum, a gift shop, and a picnic area. Plenty of area to run around and play. Great place to take pictures and it's very close to the water.
I really enjoyed the freedom of range at this park. I have to say the lack of signs/reading material about the fort was very lackluster. Couldn't find anything anywhere to help explain the history of the fort. I also felt like I was going into areas that might have been prohibited to the public, since there was no signage. If you are going to bring kids, KEEP AN EYE ON THEM! This fort was built for WAR, not SAFETY.
This is a preserved fort used in several wars. The entrance has plenty of parking, a gift shop, bathrooms, etc. Yes it's free to enter and explore. The inside of the fort has several rooms with artifacts, historical details, and what each room was used for. One had air conditioning but I can't remember what room that was. The top grounds of the fort has several cannon turret things, great views, and the grounds are well maintained. I think the views of the ocean are understated in all of this. If you are into NC maritime history or just want to walk around in awe of the vastness and preservation of the fort, give it a go. Good job NC.