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 Posted on: Monday, October 1, 2018
Events and Programs

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 fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Daily until Oct. 15th at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every day until Mon Oct 15 2018.
Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 10/06/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 10/07/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 10/13/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday - Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Wed Oct 31 2018.
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 10/23/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 10/26/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Thu Nov 01 2018.
Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Fort Macon

Meet in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held Monday - Friday at 11:00.

Date of Event:
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 10/19/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 10/23/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 10/25/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 10/26/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 10/29/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

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 month on October, November, December on the third Thursday until Sat Dec 22 2018.
Thu, 10/18/2018 - 10:00am, Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:00am, Thu, 12/20/2018 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center
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