Fort Defiance

Thank you for visiting Fort Defiance: Home of General William Lenoir.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works to preserve and share the life and times of William Lenoir.





Site Update:  Fort Defiance will be closed the following days for offsite programming

Thursday October 8th

Friday October 9th

Sunday October 11th


 We apologize for  inconvenience this may cause.



Next Event

2015 Oyster Roast

Saturday October 10th 5 PM – 9 PM


Please check out the events page for information,  prices and to purchase tickets on-line.  You can purchase tickets by clicking on the picture below.

Wagon Driver

Click on the rider to “git yer tickets now!”


If you are interested in volunteering for the 2015 Oyster Roast please click          -> HERE <-



We are open for tours April through October

Thursday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, last tour at 4:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, last tour at 4:00 PM

November through March, weekends only or by appointment

Cost: $6.00 adults. $4.00 children (school age), children under 5 free



Address and Directions
Physical Address:
1792 Fort Defiance Drive
Lenoir, NC 28645

We look forward to your visit!

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