Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach

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The historical fortification at Fort Macon State Park is surrounded by unspoiled nature and wonderful beaches. The fort was built in 1826 and is now fully restored, from the outer defenses to the inner chambers. Explore the fort on your own, then visit the museum room to learn about its history. You also can opt for a guided tour. Outside the fort, the park sets the stage for swimming, hiking, fishing, and picnicking. A bathhouse and concession stand are open during warmer months, while the picnic area and restrooms are accessible year-round. Plan to see Fort Macon State Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Atlantic Beach trip itinerary planning app .
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  • The fort was most informative from the remands of the structure to the literature. I would like to visit again and again.  more »
  • Fort Macon is a great peice of history that helps give insight to our past. The fort’s location also allows for some breathtaking sights along the coast. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and am planning ...  more »
  • Definitely a "must see" if you are in the Atlantic Beach/Morehead City area and enjoy this sort of thing. We went on a breezy, cool March day and still had a very enjoyable few hours wandering around the fort and some of the surrounding trails. It is one of the best preserved forts of this era that I have been to, the staff is attentive and knowledgeable and the gift shop was fun. Some of the display areas were being rebuilt after hurricane damage but there was still plenty to see.
  • Always love going to Ft. Macon, it was the first in almost 3 yrs. But we enjoyed walking around the ft. seeing all the new stuff like the welcome center, I had never seen that. Loved seeing all the exhibits. Can't wait to go back.

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