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:

Our winter fundraiser, dine by candlelight in the Great Hall of the historic home of William Lenoir. Visit our events page to learn more and to order tickets.


Sold out, thank you!


**Fort Defiance will be closed for visitation February 13th and 14th for the winter fundraiser.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.**


As of January 1st, 2014  North Carolina General Statue requires sales tax on museums and public programs.  We regret the increase in cost to our visitors and participants.

Fort Defiance will increase prices January 1, 2016.  Adults will be $7, Children $5, under 5 will be free.


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.



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


Admission: $7.00 adults. $5.00 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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