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.

We Now Have Fans for the Upstairs. We still encourage you to come in the mornings when it is cooler. 

 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


Upcoming Events:

August 27th & 28th, 2016 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Hands on History: Learning to be a Civil War Soldier

 Please visit our events page for more detailed information




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.





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

We look forward to your visit!


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