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Pretty cool thing to do

Had no idea this fort was even here. Just driving around exploring one day and came up to a guard... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Murphy, North Carolina
Step back in time

Fort Caswell is a step back in time. You get a feel for life in a fort from the Civil War, the... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Oak Island, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

We stayed at Fort Caswell right after Florence. We had a wonderful time in a beautiful environment and love the old fort sections that are still there. Beautiful location. Please take the ferry from Ft Fischer to the island. It is gorgeous.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Genia F
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to fort Caswell in hopes to enjoy living history. However, a church bought the property and they refuse to allow you walk on the property. The only people that are allowed to walk are people who are there with a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VictoriaMarie33
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

The Fort Caswell Retreat Center is a great place for relaxation and spiritual renewal. I’ve been going for quite a few years now and always enjoy it. I agree that it would be nice if the history buffs could visit the property occasionally. However, don’t...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BobNAsheville
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a beach house just down from the Fort Caswell entrance. Beautiful views of inlet with marsh grass and town of Southport. Front views were of Atlantic Ocean! Enjoyed watching the huge container ships arriving and leaving Cape Fear River!!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

As a Civil War aficionado I would have loved to have been able to visit this site but as others have noted, unless you are part of the Baptist camp, this relic is off limits. I have nothing against the Baptists but I do wish...More

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank TravisG361
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

What an incredible find! I came here 43 years ago. It is the end of the island so water is all around you. Very well maintained. Huge facility for large groups. Very reasonable prices on rooms and food.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Jim P
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Had no idea this fort was even here. Just driving around exploring one day and came up to a guard gate at the end on Caswell beach. Started to turn around and a fellow came out of the shack.He said he could give us a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank 777jeffk
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I tried 3 times to get in and enjoy some military history and understand more of an important piece of the ACW through WWII that this fort played. I was turned away 3 times on 3 separate days. I was flat out lied to one...More

Date of experience: October 2017
15  Thank npwerner
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Fort Caswell is a step back in time. You get a feel for life in a fort from the Civil War, the Spanish American War and World War 1. There are nooks and carnnies to explore inside the fort plus 6 batteries over looking the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Redheadedwitchywoman
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

For its age it is a nice place. Great history lesson for kids. It's Nice that you can walk through the old fort. Relaxing place to stay. Bunks are old army bunks and not comfortable at all. The fort is industrial. Not bad, but not...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank 537michaelh537
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