Information and discussions about Fort Macon Civil War Fort at the east end of Atlantic Beach, NC in Carteret County NC are located below the following video.
General information: Phone: (252) 726-3775, Hours of operation: 9am – 5pm, Fort tours are available and a newly constructed visitors center sits at the main entrance which serves to to help you learn more about the history of the era this fort operated under and how Carteret County NC was pivotal during colonial days. Operated by NC State Parks.
The fort was built in 1826 and garrisoned in 1834.
Fort Macon was held by both Confederate and Union forces throughout history and Blackbeard the pirate was documented to pass alongside the fort through Beaufort Inlet during his travels along Eastern NC.
The U.S. Army leased the fort during the World War 2 and maintained troops at the facility as a coastal force to protect nearby facilities. In 1946 the U.S. Army gave back control of Fort Macon to the State of NC.
As a visitor to this historical marker, what were you most surprised to learn about? What did you think of the newly constructed visitors center?
How do you feel this fort contributed to the history of North Carolina?
If you visited this historical attraction in the summer months, did you get to see any of the reenactments the staff of the fort put on?
How accessible is Fort Macon for the elderly and disabled?