The Friends of Fort Macon announce Wes Safrit as a lifetime member. Welcome aboard!
"Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set." ~
Proverbs 22:28 The Friends of Fort Macon is a nonprofit educational organization which meets the criteria for tax-exempt organizations specified under section 501 c3 of the Internal Revenue Code
Mission: 1. By perpetuating the memory of the people and events connected with this historic site through the acquisition and appropriate care of relics, documents, and authentic reproductions, and by the display of such acquisitions in such a manner to best serve the interest and enjoyment of the people of North Carolina and their visitors. 2. By encouraging historic research, particularly in relation to the Fort, and by developing libraries and materials appropriate to that research. 3. By encouraging both government and commercial organizations to dedicate funds for restoring the physical structure of the Fort and its historic equipment. 4. By promoting celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries and special events held at the Fort or its environs, and by assisting Park personnel in these and other activities, when requested, in order to make the Fort and Park an educational, hospitable, safe, and enjoyable experience for all visitors.
The Friends of Fort Macon announce Wes Safrit as a lifetime member. Welcome aboard!
The Friends of Fort Macon thank Larry and Beth L. from Pine Knoll Shores and Judy F. from Atlantic Beach for renewing their memberships. Thank you so much!
U.S. and N.C. flags are at half-staff November 16-20 to honor and respect the service of U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dallas Gearld Garza from Fayetteville who passed away in a helicopter accident with four other American servicemen on Thursday in Sinai, Egypt.
The Friends of Ft. Macon acknowledges Walter G. from Pine Knoll Shores for supporting historic preservation with his recent donation. Thank you, Walter.
Robert, Rebekah, and Sally M. from Winston-Salem are three new lifetime members. Welcome aboard!
As the sun sets on Veterans’ Day 2020, know that every freedom we enjoy today is a gift. We all rest easier tonight because of the sacrifice and commitment of our veterans. Thank you to our courageous veterans past and present, home and abroad.
The Governor has ordered all U.S. and N.C. flags at state facilities lowered to half-staff until sunset on Monday, November 2, in honor of U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett.
Ensign Garrett, originally from Weddington, N.C., passed away in a training accident last Friday along with Navy Lieutenant Rhiannon Ross of Wixom, Michigan.
US flags are at half-staff due to the passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. All flags will remain at half-staff until the day of her internment.
All NC state flags are lowered to half-staff today and Saturday honoring the service of Henderson County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Hendrix. Deputy Sheriff Hendrix died in the line of duty on September 10, 2020.
The Governor today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today, Monday, September 14, 2020 until sunset on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in honor of Fort Bragg Paratroopers, Sgt. David Eugene Hughes and Pfc. Jean Cruz De Leon.
Sgt. Hughes, a native of Fresno, California, passed away on Friday, September 4 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Originally from Marrero, Louisiana, Pfc. Cruz De Leon passed away during airborne training operations at Fort Stewart, Georgia on Wednesday, September 9. He was an Infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
On Patriot Day, September 11, all U.S. flags will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset honoring the victims of 9/11.
We welcome Hilton and Dalen P. from Wilson, NC, as members of the Friends of Fort Macon. We also thank David and Rosemarie B. from Newport, NC, for renewing their membership. Welcome aboard!
In just about 8 1/2 hours the free parking will open at Fort Macon State Park. Make your Thursday special on the eastern tip of Bogue Banks at clean, beautiful Fort Macon State Park.
Fort Macon State Park Rangers would like to thank Seegars Fence Company of Newport. Seegars provided a piece of fencing that the rangers converted to a sand-smoothing sled. Every beach footprint creates a giant pothole for a new hatchling. Our sand-smoothing sled offers the tiny turtles a more effortless hike from their nest to the surf. Thank you, Seegars, for helping our 2020 nests!
Fort Macon’s turtle nests are progressing nicely. Nests are beginning to hatch. To prepare for Hurricane Isaias, the rangers built sand berms in front of the nests. This appeared to help our nests.
The Friends of Fort Macon welcome new member Christopher A. from Niles, Illinois. Welcome aboard!
We also thank Martha H. plus Nicholas and Diana V. all from Morehead City for renewing their thoughtful memberships.
We are thrilled to let you in on our secret: UNC-TV filmed at beautiful Fort Macon this past Saturday. The segment will be shown later this year.
Congratulations to brothers Ty and Bryce F. of Ronda, NC, who won their respective age groups in the Friends of Fort Macon Youth Photography Contest.
Ty submitted the winning photograph in the 13-18 age bracket for Fort Macon's wildlife category.
Bryce submitted the winning photograph in the 7-12 age bracket for images of historic Fort Macon.
Thank you to all youth who participated in this year's contest.
The Friends of Fort Macon are happy to announce Allison Wagaman of Allison Wagaman Photography as a new member. Welcome aboard!
The Friends of Fort Macon thank Kay H. of Morehead City for joining as a lifetime member. Welcome aboard!
Fort Macon is 20 for 2020. Our 20th turtle came ashore to nest Friday evening.
The gates at Fort Macon open at 8:00 a.m. Come find your free parking spot and settle in.
Thanks to the following individuals for joining the Friends of Fort Macon:
Robert R., Ardmore, PA
Larry B., Greensboro, NC
John & Kathy O., Newport, NC
Suzanne L., Morehead City, NC
Scott N., Raleigh, NC
George & Sandra S., Morehead City, NC
Lester & Juanita D., New Bern, NC
Marshall & Mary Ann H., Beaufort, NC
Claire J., New Bern, NC
The Friends of Fort Macon are happy to announce Chalk and Gibbs Insurance as a lifetime business member. Welcome aboard.
The clean beaches, free parking and extraordinary bathhouse at Fort Macon State Park await you.
Find your quiet morning spot on the rock jetty at Fort Macon State Park. Park in the free lots at the beautiful bathhouse and find your way to the jetty.
Park for free and enjoy the trails at Fort Macon State Park.
The Friends of Fort Macon would like to thank all of the children and teenagers who entered our 2020 photography contest. The talent of our young photographers is amazing.
All entries have been forwarded to our judges. We will showcase the winners later this month.
Here are some other pictures from Fort Macon State Park today. Come out and enjoy the free parking, clean facilities, beautiful beach and sunshine.
Our Down East ladies, Tammy from Otway and Val from Betty, came out today to enjoy Fort Macon State Park.
Our West Carteret High School freshman and sophomore history teacher, Austin, was also out on the beach today at Fort Macon State Park. Go Patriots!
Mario, Oma, Papaw, Ember, Elijah, and Urijah from Havelock enjoyed Fort Macon State Park this afternoon.
Our children and young peoples’ photography contest ends July 31. Please go to friendsoffortmacon.org under “Announcements” to view the photography rules and download the contest submission form.
Fort Macon’s nature trails are waiting for you. The Fort has two large, free parking lots for you!
US and NC flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on July 28 to honor the service of Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount. The Friends of Fort Macon offer condolences to the family of Fort Bragg Paratrooper Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount who passed away Tuesday after a training accident in Syria. A native of St. George, Utah, Sgt. Mount was assigned to Fort Bragg’s 82nd Airborne Division and was part of the 1st Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
Good morning from Fort Macon State Park where rangers discovered turtle nest #17. Here’s this morning’s turtle nest picture from Park Superintendent Randy Newman. Fort Macon’s previous record of 13 nests is shattered!
2303 East Fort Macon Rd
Atlantic Beach, NC
The Friends of Fort Macon meet the first Thursay of the month at the Golden Corral, Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina.The meetings start at 11:30 AM. A speaker is featured at each meeting.
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The purpose of the organization shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in the preservation of the memory, the spirit, and the physical condition of historic Fort Macon, located on the eastern end of Bogue Banks, within Fort Macon State Park in North Carolina.