Fort Macon

Aerial view

Fort Macon

2303 E Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach NC 28512

Construction began in 1826 on this brick and stone fort to protect Beaufort Inlet. State militia easily captured the fort a few days into the war. On April 26, 1862, Union forces retook the fort after a bombardment. The fort's entire history is presented in restored casemates. Good Civil War interpretation in self-guided tours. Call or see the website for frequent guided tours and living history programs.

Open 9 am-5:30 pm daily. Free.