2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
GPS: 34.697952, -76.678340
Fort Macon: 9am - 5:30pm daily.
Coastal Education and Visitor Center: 9am - 5pm daily.
Bookstore: 9am - 5pm Phone 252-247-3100
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
10am - 5:45pm Memorial Day until Labor Day, if staffing permits
8am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm Monday - Friday
Closed state holidays
Fort Macon State Park
Fort Macon State Park has multiple personalities as the site of a perfectly restored Civil War-era fort, a museum-quality coastal education center and an unspoiled shoreline for swimming, surf fishing and beachcombing. Nearly surrounded by water at the eastern tip of Bogue Banks, the park offers undisturbed natural beauty and opportunities to explore and learn about salt marshes, estuaries and dune fields. The fort — once a project of Robert E. Lee as a young army engineer—has a history as intricate and unique as the ecosystem. Cannon and musket demonstrations and guided tours are regular features, complementing extensive exhibits indoors and out. A bathhouse and wheelchair-accessible beachside areas complete the recreational fare.
⇒ ALERT: EXHIBIT ROOMS CLOSURE
The exhibit rooms at the fort are closed until further notice, after water damage from Hurricane Florence. It will take several months for the rooms to be repaired.