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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's parade ground to learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing. Demonstrations will occur at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.

Date of Event:
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Fort Macon

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:
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 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 Daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00. 

Date of Event:
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

Sign your kids up to work with a Park Ranger to earn their Jr. Ranger Patch.  This event is for children age 6-12 who must be accompanied by an adult. Those attending should wear closed-toe shoes and bring water.  Sunscreen and bug spray are highly recommended.  Program lasts from 1:00 - 4:30. Space is limited.  Call the park office in advance to register. 252-726-3775

Date of Event:
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
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:
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

252-726-3775
fort.macon@ncparks.gov

 

Map of North Carolina

GPS: 34.697952, -76.678340

 

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

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

Closed Christmas Day

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

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