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 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. 


Upcoming Events:

 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
Physical Address:
1792 Fort Defiance Drive
Lenoir, NC 28645

We look forward to your visit!

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