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


Upcoming Events:

 May 7th, 2016:   General Lenoir’s Birthday Celebration

June – September:  Summer lecture series

Starting in June we will feature one Saturday a month for Hands on History day

June 4th:  Natural Dye Workshop

 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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