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Contact the park
 

252-726-3775

fort.macon@ncparks.gov

 

Bookstore

252-247-3100
 


Address
 

Visitor center

2303 E. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

GPS: 34.6979, -76.6783
 

Hours
 

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  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:30pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Including coastal education center and bookstore
     
  • Open daily:
    9:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 5:30pm
     
  • March:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • April to May:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 9:00pm
     
  • September:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • October:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • October to March:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • April to May:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • September:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Lifeguards available Memorial Day to
    Labor Day
     
  • 10:00am to 5:45pm
     
  • As staffing permits
     

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  • Monday to Friday:
    8:00am to 1:00pm
    2:00pm to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed state holidays
     

 

 

 

 

 

PARK CLOSED   

Ft. Macon State Park is currently CLOSED until further notice.

In compliance with the current Carteret County state of emergency, Fort Macon State Park will be completely closed to the public until further notice. Please respect this closure and not attempt to enter the park during this period. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

All events and programs have been CANCELED until further notice.

 Last updated on: Monday, March 23, 2020

Scheduled events

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 at the Golden Corral (Dutch Treat) in Morehead City for the Friends of Fort Macon’s monthly meeting.  News about upcoming events and projects will be discussed, and a guest speaker will have a 30-45 min presentation.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:00pm
Start Location:
Golden Corral Morehead City

Meet at the Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

Date of Event:
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 9:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet in the fort to learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Fort Macon

Meet in the fort to learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

Date of Event:
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Fort Macon

Come down to Fort Macon and learn how different Civil War era cannons were loaded, aimed, and fired.  Cannon demonstrations will be at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30.

Date of Event:
Sat, 05/23/2020 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort Macon