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.



Next Event:


Christmas at Fort Defiance

A Colonial Christmas, check out our events page.


Gift Shop Update:  Fort Defiance is working on updating the gift shop and we have two new items to add.

New for 2016 Fort Defiance Tee-Shirt with a quote from William Lenoir.  We have child and adult sizes.  


Embroidered hand towels.  Limited Edition Fort Defiance Towels, when these are gone they are gone!  

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Stop by and pick yours up 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.



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

Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM last tour at 3 PM

Sunday 1 PM – 4PM last tour at 3 PM

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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