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Historical gem!

We were there the day the eagle scout who developed the app was being interviewed by the local... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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Neat Piece of History

The fort is very well maintained and a neat piece of history. Parking was easy and we quickly saw... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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“civil war”(53 reviews)
A restored fort that dates back to the colonial era.
51 Bienville Avenue, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
+1 251-861-6992
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there the day the eagle scout who developed the app was being interviewed by the local news. It's a fantastic app and really adds to the experience. It's rumoured to be haunted so take pictures!

Thank rnjennysue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort is very well maintained and a neat piece of history. Parking was easy and we quickly saw the fort.

Thank mrsburn
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Visited on a boiling hot day in June. Great atmospheric fort that is really well presented. On the day we went it was very quiet with no activities which allowed us to explore the whole site uninterrupted. Well worth a couple of hours if you...More

Thank Kmc747
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Took the ferry over to tour this fort also. It has a lot of walking but is very nice. Enjoyed walking around and exploring what life was like for them. There is a small museum also to go through.

Thank andreabQ9247TP
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Our family has enjoyed visiting the forts over the years. The tour is self guided and easy to follow. There is a lot of history here. Unfortunately, Fort Gaines is not as well kept as other historical sites. The site needs better preserved before it...More

Thank Tabatha S
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Went with our 4 boys, ages 6 to 13. They enjoyed exploring every bit of the fort. The museum was air conditioned to give us a nice break from the heat. Several items were on display from when the fort was in use.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We went after they closed, so couldn't go inside. We still enjoyed getting to see the stuff on the outside of the main fort. Very cool place.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this but we like history. Our two 11 yr old boys seemed to enjoy it as well. Lots of walking up and down so take note. Had a working blacksmith.

Thank campruby
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

My family loves visiting historical sites, especially from the civil war era. Fort Gaines was great. Lots of outdoor walking, looking at the various sites. You can do an audio tour on your phone. You can cool off in an air conditioned museum. Definitely go...More

Thank DKGM07
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We took 3 teens and 1 preteen to the historic site to learn about the fort in mid-July. It was fun climbing around, up and down, in all the nook and crannies. The museum, air conditioned thank goodness, was well laid out and had some...More

Thank Kayla S
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19 October 2018|
Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
I would plan about 3 hours. There is a lot of history to see there inside and out along with a nice gift shop so you don't want to feel rushed. You can always adjust your time accordingly. The only problem you may have is... More
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Response from Sherri W | Reviewed this property |
I believe a little less that $10. But not sure