Shop Reservations Newsroom

GO TO PARK

Home


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: 34.697952, -76.67834

 

Hours

► 

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

► 

  • Including coastal education center and bookstore
     
  • 9:00am to 5:00pm
    daily

     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

► 

  • 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
     

► 

  • 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
     

► 

  • Lifeguards available Memorial Day to
    Labor Day

     
  • 10:00am to 5:45pm
     
  • As staffing permits
     

► 

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

     

  • 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.
 


Notices and alerts
 

Exhibit rooms at the fort closed

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.
 


Current weather
 

28512 Atlantic Beach, NC

 


Park Maps and Brochures:

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:00am
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00am
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:00am