Due to the heat index and lack of AC in the historic house we will be closed today 7/23.
Due to lack of air conditioning in the historic house museum and the extreme temperatures, tours of the house will not be conducted after 12 noon. We advise you to visit in the mornings when temperatures are cooler. We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your tour when you visit.
Thank you for visiting Fort Defiance: Home of William Lenoir. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works to preserve and share the life and times of William Lenoir and his 1792 historic home.
We are open for tours:
April through October
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Last tour is usually 1 hour before closing
November – March
Saturday and Sunday 12- 4
Weekends only or by appointment.
Admission: $7.00 adults. $5.00 children (5 – 15), children under 5 free
Photography is strictly prohibited inside the historic house museum. Relic hunting and/or the use of a metal detector is prohibited on the grounds of Fort Defiance. Removal of any artifacts from the grounds will result in prosecution. All images are the sole property of Historic Fort Defiance and are not to be used without express written consent. Personal photographs and videos are not to be used for commercial purposes without permission from Historic Fort Defiance.
Address and Directions
1792 Fort Defiance Drive
Lenoir, NC 28645
We look forward to your visit!