TIP - start by watching the first rate movie (22 minutes) before touring. TIP - check out the gift shop. TIP - take time to read the exhibit signs, very insightful to the past and what life was like at the fort. Plan for 2+ hours to not be rushed.
Amazing presentations of soldier's life and garrison commander's life during the Civil War. Also interesting to hear how the fort was used between the years between the Civil War and WWII, when it was used for defense against German U-boats. The grounds are pristine as well as the fort itself. Lots of interesting exhibits ranging from coastal conservation to military... 更多
We stumbled upon this on a recent trip to Atlantic Beach. The historic site is very interesting. We really liked the fact that we could roam around and see the various exhibits. What was the most pleasant surprise was that they were demonstrating how the cannons worked. We stayed for the demo and it was fun to see.
Wonderful experience when you visit on a Wednesday during season. At 5pm the fort shoots the cannon. It is awesome!!!!❤
This piece of history is reall kept in good repair . Can you think of the solier's that spent their tour there with out the air conditioning of todays fort . It is unimanagable to sleep in those conditions also . This is one stop that every one visiting or living in the area and never been at the fort... 更多
I liked the fort. You can explore every inch of it on your own. There are automated narratives in the rooms to tell you about the history of the fort and it's function. The view from up top was amazing.
Very nice place to visit. They fire the cannons every Wednesday at 4:00 through the summer. Facility is very clean and there is also access to the beach from the parking lot.
We just re-visited this August 2016, it's been quite a few years since we've come, and my, have they made some improvements! They have added a whole front building with a gift shop and indoor walkthrough/museum area. The old architecture and history here never ceases to amaze me. Its really nice how you can walk through, or take a guided... 更多
Indeed, our family of four are history buffs (mom dad 2 boys 11/8), but this museum exceded our expectations. First of all, it is free. Secondly, the location is stunning. Thirdly, museum done right. From the indoor exhibits to the freedom to walk around the fort at your leisure and learn about all of the wonderful and interesting history, it... 更多