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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 Fort Visitor Center to learn about the different flags used by at Fort Macon and the Confederacy during the War Between the States.

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on the first Monday until Mon Dec 10 2018.
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 03/05/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 09/03/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:00am, Mon, 12/03/2018 - 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 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 Mon Dec 31 2018 except Tue Dec 25 2018.
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/20/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/21/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/24/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/26/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/27/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/28/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/31/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

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:
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/20/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/21/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/24/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/26/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/27/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/28/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/31/2018 - 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 Dec 20 2018.
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:00am, Wed, 12/19/2018 - 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:
Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/05/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/07/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:00am, Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/20/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/21/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/24/2018 - 11:00am, Wed, 12/26/2018 - 11:00am, Thu, 12/27/2018 - 11:00am, Fri, 12/28/2018 - 11:00am, Mon, 12/31/2018 - 11:00am
Start Location:
Fort Entrance
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

Map of North Carolina

 

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