Standing tall for over 200 years, Fort Macon is a tenacious symbol for the Crystal Coast running along the Atlantic Ocean to the East of North Carolina.
Once protecting the small coastal town of Beaufort from assaults by Spanish raids, pirates such as Blackbeard and even the Confederate Army, Fort Macon is now a State Park of North Carolina and has been so since 1924.
Today tourists are welcomed to explore the fort as well as fish, camp, spend time with the family at the beach and even take tours to learn of the history along with the flora & fauna in the surrounding area. Join Jonathan, Dillon & I as we discover all the cool nooks and crannies of Fort Macon in today’s photo essay.
Fort Macon in North Carolina
The Canon guarding the entrance to the fort.
The View from the fort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Entrance to Fort Macon.
I’m stuck inside the bakers oven…
A walkway with many doors.
A look at the center of the courtyard.
An old wooden door leading outside.
Antique canon…please don’t climb!
The eating quarters for the Army.
The food storage cells.
Replica storage barrels.
Even till this day, the flag waves high & proud!
Looking into the courtyard from opposite the entrance.
An expansive view from atop Fort Macon.
A view of where the cannons would have shot out at over 100 years ago!
Have you ever been to a fort like Fort Macon in North Carolina?