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Events & Activities

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. Check out our regularly or seasonally available activities below. For more information on special events held by The Friends, jump down to our special events calendar.

Walking Trails

Open daily; closed Christmas Day

3.3 miles of trails traversing the marsh and sound and circling around to the ocean-side sandy surface

Nature Tours / Talks

For more information call Fort Macon at 252-726-3775

Astronomy Programs

Junior Rangers

For more information call Fort Macon at 252-726-3775

Bathhouse Area

November to February
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
March
8:00 am to 7:00 pm
April to May
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
June to August
8:00 am to 9:00 pm
September
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
October
8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day

Daily Fort Tours

April 15 – October 15
Daily at 11 am / 12 noon / 2 pm / 3 pm
October 16 – April 14
Daily at 11 am

Trained tour guides provide 30-40 minute daily tours throughout the Fort describing what life was like during the 19th century all the way to soldiers stationed in the Fort during World War II

Coastal Education Visitor Center

Inside Fort Area hours 9 am to 5:30 pm daily

November – February
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
March – October
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day

A 22-minute movie plays every half hour on the history of Fort Macon; the coastal exhibits highlight the commonly found shells, migrating birds, plant life, and how unchecked pollution will damage all of these.

Monthly Cannon Firings April through September

Come out and see an Artillery demonstration of some of your favorite cannons.

Please see the our calendar for dates, times, and details.

Re-Enactments

Meet 19th Century & WW II re-enactors displaying coastal defenses and armaments. Call Fort Macon at 252-726-3775 or the Friends of Fort Macon Facebook page for more details.

Small Arms Firing Demonstrations

Wednesdays at 10:30

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Wednesdays & Saturdays 10:30 & 2:30

Fort Macon Evening Gun Cannon Firing

June through August
Each Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Free Family-Friendly Events

Sponsored by The Friends of Fort Macon, these include our Summer Concert Series, The 5 and 10K Mosquito Run, the October Howling Hayride, and our Blasting New Year’s Eve concert and cannon firing. Please check our events calendar or visit our Facebook page for details on these special events!

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