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Fort Macon State Park

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Built in 1826-34 by Lieutenant Robert E. Lee, five-sided Fort Macon is constructed of brick and stone. The twenty-six vaulted rooms, also known as casements, are enclosed by outer walls over four feet thick. Other features include powder magazines, counter fire rooms with cannon emplacements, and a wide moat which served to protect the fort when flooded with waters from Bogue Sound. An inner court or parade ground is often the scene of historic re-enactments. Visitors can join a guided tour of the fort or conduct their own following the printed guide available at the bookstore. The fort also includes a museum and restored rooms.

Location: P.O. Box 127, Hwy 1190, Atlantic Beach North Carolina 28512 Telephone 252-726-3775

Other North Carolina State Parks nearby:
(Atlantic Beach) Fort Macon State Park
(Swansboro) Hammocks Beach State Park

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