For you history buffs, a stop at Fort Macon State Park is a must on your vacation itinerary. Fort Macon State Park is a historic landmark and home to a Civil War fort. Located on Bogue Banks near Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon State Park is surrounded by three sides of water – the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound. This park attracts more than one million people each year, offering public access to the water as well as access to the restored fort where you can see bunks, cannons, a restored rations storage room, artifacts and more. The fort contains 26 vaulted rooms which are enclosed by 4 ½ -feet thick walls. Be sure to catch the Civil War reenactment on the grounds of Fort Macon in North Carolina and explore a piece of history!
After exploring the fort, go for a swim, take a guided tour or go fishing – there’s plenty to do for everyone. Just be sure to get to Fort Macon State Park early; the parking lot fills up quickly during the summer months. The park is free and open to the public.
Visit Fort Macon in North Carolina to enjoy the land’s natural beauty and soak up some history.
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