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

Canon

 

The Canon guarding the entrance to the fort.

 

Ocean

 

The View from the fort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Fort Macon Entrance

 

Entrance to Fort Macon.

 

Bakery Oven

 

I’m stuck inside the bakers oven…

 

Fort Passage Hall

 

A walkway with many doors.

 

Fort Macon Courtyard

 

A look at the center of the courtyard.

 

Wooden Door

 

An old wooden door leading outside.

 

Canon in the Macon Courtyard

 

Antique canon…please don’t climb!

 

Fort Macon Eating Quarters

 

The eating quarters for the Army.

 

Fort Macon Storage Cell

 

The food storage cells.

 

Barrels

 

Replica storage barrels.

 

Flag on the Fort

 

Even till this day, the flag waves high & proud!

 

Fort Macon Courtyard

 

Looking into the courtyard from opposite the entrance.

 

Fort Macon Courtyard 2

 

An expansive view from atop Fort Macon.

 

Fort Macon Ocean View

 

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?