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Fort Gaines

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Fort Gaines

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JCarter08 wrote a review Oct 5
Bristol, Tennessee23 contributions
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We love visiting historical sites throughout the US, and this fort was one of the most enjoyable I’ve been to. We saw dolphins swimming and tons of birds while we walked along the perimeter of Fort Gaines.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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adventuremom74 wrote a review Aug 2020
Columbia, Missouri32 contributions6 helpful votes
This is worth an hour or two as a break from the beautiful nearby beaches. It’s amazingly well-preserved.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Laura Daray wrote a review Aug 2020
Mandeville, Louisiana77 contributions16 helpful votes
If you love history, this place is a gold mine! We did the guided tour ($9 per adult) and spent about 2 hours overall, really taking our time, exploring the entire fort. Note- there is very little shade and only the main building (tickets and gift shop) and the museum (stop 19 on the tour) provide A/C - in other words, hydrate and don't forget the sunscreen, hat, sunglasses!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Luke Patrick wrote a review Jul 2020
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Fascinating time at the fort. We highly recommend it. It certainly helped us determine why Farragut said Damn the Torpedoes, full steam ahead!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Terrie C wrote a review Jul 2020
Thorsby, Alabama, United States959 contributions70 helpful votes
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I've had this place on my bucket list for years and this year I was able to mark it off. We arrived around 10 and I walked the entire area, the landscape was so beautiful. Its very clean and well maintained, there were restrooms and a museum. I didnt go into the museum because there were several groups headed over and due to Covid 19 I skipped. There are so many picture opportunities if you love to take pictures. I would arrive earlier around 8 to try and beat the heat and don't forget to pack drinks. My teenagers ended up going back to the truck because it was HOT. I ended up exploring the old buildings. Most ares are not handicap accessible but the main view in the fort is handicap accessible.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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