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Our Mission:

The Friends of Fort Macon is a park action committee supporting Fort Macon State Park. Our goals are to assist with preserving the fort and the natural beauty of this historic and ecologically significant location on eastern Bogue Banks.

Welcome to The Friends of Fort Macon. In times of diminishing state budgets, The Friends of Fort Macon is an energetic and dedicated organization supplying desperately needed funding for historic Fort Macon. Within the last years, The Friends of Fort Macon have provided funding to refurbish hiking trails, offered free family-friendly entertainment, partnered with the State of North Carolina to secure both Civil War and WW II period cannons, offered educational site tours, and assisted with the purchase of historic artifacts. This has all been accomplished with the support of individuals like you who recognize the significance of Fort Macon State Park and cherish this natural habitat for nesting sea turtles, migrating birds, and other wildlife found along on Bogue Banks.

Say yes to exploring!

Fort Macon is waiting for you! There is plenty of history to learn about and sights to see while you visit with us here at Fort Macon State Park.

  • Restored historic Fort Macon guarding Beaufort Inlet
  • WWII Coastal Defense exhibit with a Model 1917A1 155mm GPF artillery piece  similar to those in place to guard against German U-boat invasions during WW II
  • Beautiful nature trails
  • A Coastal Education and Visitor Center with book store
  • Free parking in two large lots
  • Lifeguards on duty seasonally
  • A beautiful bathhouse/snack bar and covered picnic areas
  • Educational programs for all ages
  • Bird walks and stargazing nights
  • Year-round surf fishing
  • Family-friendly free activities sponsored by The Friends of Fort Macon

Fort Macon is waiting for you!

Board Of Directors/ Officers/ Committee Chairs
President/Chairman                          Mark Greiner
Secretary/Treasurer                           Marilyn Santini
Board Member                                   Kevin Bleck
Board Member                                   Jen Merlo
Board Member                                   Russell Scott
Ex-Officio Board Member                Randy Newman
Vice President                                     Smoak Ackerman
Public Relations                                  Jen Merlo (Acting)
Membership                                        Vacant
Events                                                    Vacant
Tour Guide                                            Bill Hayes
Volunteer Desk                                    Vacant


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2303 East Fort Macon Rd.
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
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