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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 10:00am
Fort Macon Footbridge Repair    

Fort Macon staff are going to begin repairs of the main fort footbridge Monday January 16th.  During the construction process the bridge will be closed to the public.  Visitors who wish to tour the fort while repairs are underway may enter using the postern (back) entrance near the south angle of the fort.  We apologize for the inconvenient and hope to have the main bridge reopened by the weekend if nothing unexpected occurs.   


 Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 2:55pm

Fort Macon State Park

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.


Nearby Attractions
N.C. Maritime Museum-Beaufort
Queen Anne's Revenge
NC Aquarium-Pine Knoll Shores
Historic Halifax
Tryon Palace


Fort Macon State Park

2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic BeachNC 28512
Latitude: 34.697952
Longitude: -76.678340

Park Hours:

Fort Macon: 9am - 5:30pm daily.

Coastal Education and Visitor Center: 9am - 5pm daily.

Bookstore: 9am - 5pm Phone 252-247-3100

Bathhouse Area:
November - February: 8am - 5:30pm
March, April, May, September and October: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm

Swimming Area:
10am - 5:45pm Memorial Day until Labor Day, if staffing permits

Fort Parking Area:
November - February: 8am - 6pm
March, April, May, September and October: 8am - 7pm
June - August: 8am - 8pm

Closed Christmas Day

Park Office
8am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm Monday - Friday
Closed state holidays