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No Lifeguards Wednesdays and Thursdays   

There will be no lifeguards at the Ft. Macon Swim Beach on Wednesdays or Thursdays for the remainder of the summer.  We hope to keep enough staff to have lifeguards on duty Fridays – Tuesdays until Labor Day on September 3rd.  All swimming at the ocean beach is at your own risk.  Visitors are also reminded that swimming is prohibited in the inlet beach near the fort (any of the water east of the large rock jetty in front of Ft. Macon).
 

 Posted on: Thursday, August 16, 2018
September Reenactment Rescheduled    

The September reenactment at Fort Macon State park has been rescheduled to the weekend of September 15th & 16th. 
 

 Posted on: Saturday, June 23, 2018
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 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:
Repeats every day until Fri Aug 31 2018.
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/04/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/12/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/19/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/26/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

Meet in the Fort at 10:30 or 2:30 to learn about a 19th century musket's history, loading procedures, and firing.

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Sep 02 2018 except Sat Aug 18 2018, Sat Sep 01 2018.
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm, Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm, Sat, 08/11/2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm, Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm, Sun, 08/19/2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm, Sat, 08/25/2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm, Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:30am to 3:00pm, Sun, 09/02/2018 - 10:30am 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:
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/04/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/12/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/19/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/26/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort

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

Date of Event:
Repeats every month on April, May, June, July, August, September, October on the second Monday until Tue Oct 09 2018. Also includes Mon Jun 25 2018, Mon Jul 23 2018, Mon Aug 27 2018, Mon Sep 24 2018.
Mon, 01/08/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 04/09/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 06/11/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 06/25/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 07/23/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 08/13/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 08/27/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 09/10/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 09/24/2018 - 9:00am, Mon, 10/08/2018 - 9:00am
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, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00. 

Date of Event:
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/02/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/04/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/07/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/09/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/10/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/12/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/15/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/19/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/20/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/23/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/24/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Sun, 08/26/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Tue, 08/28/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thu, 08/30/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm, Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort
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

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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

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

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

Closed Christmas Day

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