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Fort Macon State Park

2303 East Fort Macon Road

Fort Macon State Park has multiple personalities as the site of a perfectly restored Civil War-era fort, a museum-quality coastal education center and an unspoiled shoreline for swimming, surf fishing and beachcombing. Nearly surrounded by water at the eastern tip of Bogue Banks, the park offers undisturbed natural beauty and opportunities to explore and learn about salt marshes, estuaries and dune fields. The fort—once a project of Robert E. Lee as a young army engineer—has a history as intricate and unique as the ecosystem. Cannon and musket demonstrations and guided tours are regular features, complementing extensive exhibits indoors and out. A bathhouse and handicapped-accessible beachside areas complete the recreational fare.


Ronald E Robbins

Sunday, May 13, 2018
The fort is well maintained and really clean. They provide a lot of information about not just the history of Fort Macon, but also the surroundings areas like pirates raiding Beaufort and ecological information too. I would highly recommend visiting during the weekdays. There aren’t as many crowds and you’ll get a very personal one on one tour with the park rangers. It’s also a great place to just walk along the coast, view wildlife, and even do a little fishing!

Lisa Tharrington

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
I love coming here. Great for a family day at the beach always plenty of parking and change. Rooms and showers. Also have a concession stand. Only gave it 4 stars because they charge for the showers now :(

Willard Mosena

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Fort Macon North Carolina State Park has been restored to a first class condition. I hadn't been there in 25 years when it was in bad shape. What a wonderful surprise to see new Visitors Center, clean rest rooms, restored Fort with original and replicated cannon. Watched a 20 minute movie that told Fort Macon history, some facts I didn't know. I highly recommend a visit to Fort Macon!

GX1 Maurice Cunningham

Friday, June 8, 2018
Great day out with my Wife ~~ the water was wonderful, the sand was clean... the gulls were out and the beach was sparsely populated: the tourist season is in its infancy do we had the place to ourselves! We had so much fun we will be visiting at least weekly.

jackie scorpio

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Fort Macon: A very good civil war reenactment. Also, conservationist from Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) were there with turtles, reptiles and other hands-on exhibits. Engineers from NASA displayed telescopes pointed at the sun educating the public. Also Environmentalist played learning games, teaching children about the pollution along the beaches. Fort Macon state park displayed a variety of educational fun for children and adults. Wish I could go every weekend!

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