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, last tour at 4:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, last tour at 4:00 PM
November – March
Weekends only or by appointment.
Admission: $7.00 adults. $5.00 children (school age), children under 5 free
Due to the heat and humidity, on Sunday June 26th, 2016 Fort Defiance will be closed, we apologize for an inconvenience this may cause. Please visit us during our normal hours June 30th.
July 2nd 2016: It’s a Revolution, celebrate America’s Independence at Fort Defiance! Please check our events page for more info.
June – September: Summer lecture series
Starting in June we will feature one Saturday a month for Hands on History day
Please visit our events page for more detailed information
New for 2016 Fort Defiance Tee-Shirt with a quote from William Lenoir. We have child and adult sizes.
Stop by and purchase yours today!
Relic hunting and/or the use or possession of a metal detector is prohibited on the grounds of Fort Defiance. Removal of any artifacts from the grounds will result in prosecution.
Address and Directions
1792 Fort Defiance Drive
Lenoir, NC 28645
We look forward to your visit!