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Fort Macon State Park

Where
2300 West Fort Macon Road
Hours

Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm throughout the year (except Christmas Day)

Business Description

A stop at Fort Macon State Park is a must for the history buffs in your family. Fort Macon State Park is a historic landmark where a reconstructed fort stands guard over Beaufort Harbor as it once did during the Civil War. Located on Bogue Banks near Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Fort Macon is surrounded by three sides of water – the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound.

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Fort Macon attracts more than one million people each year. History and educational programs are the primary focus of this historical park. Take a guided tour of the restored fort or conduct your own to see bunks, cannons, a rations storage room, Civil War artifacts and more. The fort contains 26 vaulted rooms which are enclosed by 4 ½ -feet thick walls. And be sure to catch the Civil War reenactment on the grounds of Fort Macon to learn more about its history.

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After exploring the fort, the fun doesn’t stop there. Fort Macon State Park offers more than a mile and a half of unspoiled shoreline that is perfect for swimming, surf fishing and beachcombing.

Visit Fort Macon in North Carolina to enjoy the land’s natural beauty and soak up some history. View the park map.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Fort Macon State Park open?

Fort Macon State Park is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm throughout the year (except Christmas Day).

Be sure to get to Fort Macon State Park early; the parking lot fills up quickly during the summer months.

How much does it cost to enter Fort Macon State Park?

Entry into Fort Macon State Park is free and open to the public.

Where is Fort Macon State Park located?

Fort Macon State Park is located on the east side of Bogue Banks in Carteret County. From I-95, take US 70 east to Morehead City and turn south on Atlantic Beach Causeway. Cross the bridge into Atlantic Beach and then turn left on NC 58, where you’ll find the fort located at the tip of the island.

2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
(252) 726-3775
fort.macon@ncparks.gov

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