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Fort Macon State Park

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Beautiful park and beach

I probably went to the park 25 years ago and didn't do much walking around it this time either. I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lilone2002
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Wonderful free museum.

We had 12 people ages 1-65 and all enjoyed this museum. Great movie to go along with the hands on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
cheaptravel_10
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Burlington, KY
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“beach access”(37 reviews)
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2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5633
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All reviews civil war beach access visitor center gift shop nice beach air conditioned interesting history guided tour great place to visit nature trail welcome center piece of history drop offs love history walk around emerald isle worth the trip
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I probably went to the park 25 years ago and didn't do much walking around it this time either. I went and walked the beaches that are there. It is a very nice quiet beach and it was great for some shelling. I haven't had...More

Thank lilone2002
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had 12 people ages 1-65 and all enjoyed this museum. Great movie to go along with the hands on exhibit. Fort was awesome and kids loved the cannons. Also great gift shop and handy bathrooms. Fort has uneven areas and steep stairs.

Thank cheaptravel_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this and Fort Macon Public Beach... The Fort has a spectacular view and the film they show continuously is worth watching for teen and adults. Air conditioned visitor center is a welcolme break from summer heat.

Thank Roam521889
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well maintain park with a must-see museum and incredible beach. Interesting and the kids will enjoy the "fort."

Thank martesque
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting if you are interested in war history, loved seeing the old cannons and hear the story behind them, it is a beautiful setting and nice gift shop

Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Macon State Park offers visitors both the chance to surround themselves with nature will also getting a rare glimpse into history, particularly the Civil War. Even after being made into North Carolina's second state park, Fort Macon was again used during World War II...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel was walking distance to Fort Macon which allowed us to check it out. Very cool fort showing it's old history. Well kept and clean. Informative inside area with lots of mini things for kids to nest around with.

Thank T_Bloyd
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The fort is incredible, the views are gorgeous, and the narration is really very well done, This is a must see in my opinion when in this area. I love it and truly consider it a historical gem which also adds a fun element when...More

Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Fort Macon is one of the coolest places to see in this area. When ever I have out of town company I bring them here and it don't disappoint. They have a great job with it. Reconstruction of the different rooms and narration explaining it...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We got a tip to come here on our Labor Day visit to the coast. Free parking, rest rooms, not too busy, a natural surrounding (no condos or development), clean. We’ll definitely head back here in the future!

Thank David H
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Georgette W
10 August 2017|
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Response from vic_deans | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge there is no place to dock a boat to go and visit the fort. The Coast Guard base is on one side and open beach on the other with no dock.
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Ken M
11 April 2017|
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Response from Bo B | Reviewed this property |
Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. ... Pets are not allowed in bathhouses, changing areas, rinsing stations, swimming areas, restrooms, visitor centers, rental boats or group campsites. Exceptions... More
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kentbarb2885
22 March 2017|
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Response from Bo B | Reviewed this property |
They accommodate anything you can drive in.
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