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Hands On Fort Macon

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Upcoming Events:

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 11:00am
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:00am

Hands On Fort Macon

Join us for a special Veteran’s Day event and get a better idea of what life was like as a solder or civilian stationed at Fort Macon.  Activities to include:
    Public Cannon Drills – try your hand at operating a 19th century cannon.
    Musket Cartridge Construction – Learn how ammunition for muskets of the 18th and 19th centuries was made by making your own using candy and sugar instead of bullets and gun powder.
    19th Century Women’s Dress – Try on a Victorian style dress, and learn about women’s fashion of the time.
    Uniform and Small Arms Demo – Learn about soldiers from the War of 1812 through WWI, the uniforms they wore and the weapons they used. Starts at 3:00
    Children’s Musket Drill – The young and young at heart are invited to join a regiment and learn 19th century drill with the help of reenactors. Starts about 4:00
    Cannon Demonstration – We will end the event with a cannon firing demonstration at 4:30

Date of Event: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Start Location: 
Fort Macon

Fort Macon State Park

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

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