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Some Fort Museum Rooms Closed until Further Notice    

Due to HVAC damage from a recent lighting strike, several of the restored fort museum rooms of Fort Macon are currently closed to the public. The rest of the fort is still operating on its normal daily schedule from 9 am-5:30 pm.
 

 Last updated on: Saturday, July 30, 2022


Map of North Carolina – Fort Macon State Park


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
     

 

 

 

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 in the fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held daily at 11:00, 1:00, & 3:00.  Please note that pets are not allowed inside the fort.

Date of Event:
Wed, 08/17/2022 - 11:00am to 3:45pm
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

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:
Wed, 08/17/2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet in the fort to watch a 19th century cannon be loaded and fired in the military tradition of the "Evening Gun."  Cannon Crew provided by US Coast Guard Station Ft. Macon.

Date of Event:
Wed, 08/17/2022 - 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

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:
Thu, 08/18/2022 - 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, 1:00, & 3:00.  Please note that pets are not allowed inside the fort.

Date of Event:
Thu, 08/18/2022 - 11:00am to 3:45pm
Start Location:
Fort Entrance