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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  • I visited for the fort rather than the park and found it fascinating. The site presents an authentic look at the coastal defenses of our history. Fort Macon played an important role in the control of....  more
    I visited for the fort rather than the park and found it fascinating. The site presents an authentic look at the coastal defenses of our history. Fort Macon played an important role in the control of....  more »
  • We had a wonderful guided tour of the fort, which is free! The very informative volunteer guide did an outstanding job. The tour took an hour and we then watched the free 30 minute movie about the... 
    We had a wonderful guided tour of the fort, which is free! The very informative volunteer guide did an outstanding job. The tour took an hour and we then watched the free 30 minute movie about the...  more »
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  • Great place to bring the kids to learn about history and runoff some extra energy and it’s free! I return to this beautiful state park at the end of the crystal coast time and time again with my young children and they enjoy it every time. The well kept grassy areas around the top of the Fort and the mysterious arched tunnel ways and large brick rooms are always fun to traverse. The cannons and munitions all around are interesting and fun for the children to climb on and explore. Sunsets at the fort are incredibly beautiful.
  • This is a beautiful and historic state park. There’s plenty to explore at the fort and many museum displays to check out. There’s also guided tours that give you a lot of information about the history of the fort. Outside of the fort, there’s some hiking trails around the grounds. There is a lot to experience at this fort and it’s all free of charge. I’d totally recommend checking out Fort Macon.

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