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Fort Defiance

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.

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“Closed this weekend, January 7th and 8th due to the winter snow storm. Hwy. 268 is not a major highway and is usually cleared after other major roads. Please stay safe and warm”.

 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 10 – 4 and Sunday 1 – 4

Weekends only or by appointment.

 

 Admission: $7.00 adults. $5.00 children (5 – 15), children under 5 free

 

 

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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.


 


 

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

We look forward to your visit!

6 comments

  1. We looked for over an hour trying to locate Fort Defiance with no luck, this site is poorly marked to say the least.

    • David,

      I’m not sure where you were coming from. We have a brown historic highway sign on 321, another at the bridge at the turn for 268 and a sign stating Fort defiance half mile ahead. We also have a sign at the entrance on 268. Were you coming from the Wilkes county side or the caldwell side?

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