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Fort Macon State Park offers a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Typically led by park rangers, these interpretive programs allow the public to gain perspective into what makes North Carolina state parks naturally wonderful. ​

Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration. All give park visitors deeper insight into the natural world. Call the park office for more information.

 

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.  Hike will cover both trail and beach.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Thursday until Fri Jun 29 2018.
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:00am, Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:00am, Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:00am, Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:00am, Thu, 06/28/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every day until Sat Jun 30 2018.
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 06/03/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 06/24/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

Our beach has an amazing assortment of seashell treasures.  Meet at the bathhouse to learn about the variety of local species you might find on your next beach walk.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on June, August on the fourth Friday until Sat Aug 25 2018. Also includes Fri Jul 20 2018.
Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:30am, Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:30am, Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Beach Access Bathhouse

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00. 

Date of Event:
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 06/03/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 06/04/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 06/05/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 06/06/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 06/13/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 06/17/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 06/24/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 06/29/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

Meet in the Fort at 10:30 or 2:30 to learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Jul 01 2018 except Sat Jun 16 2018. Also includes Mon May 28 2018.
Sun, 05/27/2018 - 10:30am, Mon, 05/28/2018 - 10:30am, Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:30am, Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:30am, Sat, 06/09/2018 - 10:30am, Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:30am, Sun, 06/17/2018 - 10:30am, Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:30am, Sun, 06/24/2018 - 10:30am, Sat, 06/30/2018 - 10:30am, Sun, 07/01/2018 - 10:30am
Start Location:
Fort Macon
Contact:

Fort Macon State Park

2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic BeachNC 28512
Phone252-726-3775
fort.macon@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 34.697952
Longitude: -76.678340

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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 & October 8am - 7pm
April, May and September: 8am - 8pm
June - August: 8am - 9pm

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

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

Closed Christmas Day

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