We live in a country full of history and endurance. Fort Macon is a prime example. Situated on the east end of Bogue Banks in Carteret County, it's one of the most popular state parks in the United States. As I walked around, I couldn't help feel the history of this place.
It is a pentagon shape fortress built in 1826-1834, today, the fort looks much the same as when it was built.
General Robert E. Lee was stationed at Fort Macon as a young Army officer.
The scene of an significant Civil War Battle while occupied by confederate troops, the fort was under a Union artillery siege from March 23-April 26, 1862.
It's fall into Union hands gave the Northern forces complete control of the entire North Carolina coast. It was regarrisoned during the Spanish-American War and again during World War II.
Now Fort Macon is known for swimming, fishing, nature programs and trails, guided tours, and a museum with numerous exhibits and displays.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you liked your tour of Fort Macon, NC!