Fort Defiance

1792 Fort Defiance Dr.
Lenoir, NC 28645- Map It
Phone: (828) 758-1671

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Defiance is off SR 268 at 1792 Fort Defiance Dr. Built by Revolutionary War hero and statesman Gen. William Lenoir, the 18th-century dwelling was occupied by the Lenoir family until 1961. Costumed guides offer tours of the restored house and the grounds; highlights include a cemetery, remnants of the property's former boxwood gardens, a smokehouse and more than 300 original furnishings and household items. Historic re-enactments take place throughout the year. Note: Taking photographs inside the home is prohibited. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$7; $5 (ages 5-15). Phone ahead to confirm rates.
Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5, Apr.-Oct.; Sat.-Sun. noon-4, rest of year. Last tour departs 1 hour before closing. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.