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Atlantic Beach in Carteret County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Welcome to Fort Macon

 
 
Welcome to Fort Macon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. Welcome to Fort Macon Marker
Inscription. Fort Macon was constructed between 1826 and 1834. This fort was used in the War Between the States (1861-1865), the Spanish American War (1898) and World War II (1941-1945). Fort Macon also served as a military prison from 1862-1877.

Fort Macon was acquired by the state of North Carolina in 1924. This was the second property purchased by the state for the purpose of establishing a state parks system. Fort Macon State Park was formally opened on May 1, 1936, as North Carolina's first functioning state park.

To learn more about the fort's colorful history, visit the exhibit rooms indicated on this map.

(Key to Fort Diagram):
3 Construction of Fort Macon
V Fort Macon Video
4 Enlisted Men's Quarters
5 Commandant's Quarters
7 War Between the States
8 19th Century Soldier Life
8 A Uniforms, 1834-1944
M Restored Gunpowder Magazine
9 Fort Macon, 1898-1946
10 World War II Barracks
12 Bake House with Brick Oven
23 Kitchen/Mess Room
24 Commissary/Storeroom
 
Location. 34° 41.786′ N, 76° 40.725′ W. Marker is in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in Carteret County. Marker can be reached from Fort Macon Road, on the
Fort Macon Sally Port image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. Fort Macon Sally Port
right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Sally Port of Fort Macon, Fort Macon State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Atlantic Beach NC 28512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Model 1861 10-inch Siege Mortars (a few steps from this marker); Model 1841 6-pounder Field Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1841 Navy 32-pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Cistern (within shouting distance of this marker); Rifled 32-pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); 30-Pounder Parrott Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); Bogue Banks Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Macon State Park. History of the fort and park. (Submitted on June 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World II
 
19th Century Soldier's Life Display image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
3. 19th Century Soldier's Life Display
Model of Fort Macon image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
4. Model of Fort Macon
This model of the Fort is part of the "Construction of the Fort" display.
Commissary Storeroom Interpretation image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
5. Commissary Storeroom Interpretation
Interpretive panel in the commissary room display.
Commissary Storeroom image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
6. Commissary Storeroom
Kitchen and Mess Room image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
7. Kitchen and Mess Room
Kitchen and Mess Room image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
8. Kitchen and Mess Room
Empty Casemate image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
9. Empty Casemate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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