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Fort Gaines

51 Bienville Avenue, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
+1 251-861-6992
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Pretty cool history

This was a really interesting outing for the adults, and the younger children in our group were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
amoreena82
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Madison, Alabama
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Interesting history

Although we arrived after hours,we were still able to walk the grounds and see the cannons and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RACEGRL
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Dallas, Georgia
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A restored fort that dates back to the colonial era.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (52 reviews)
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51 Bienville Avenue, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
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+1 251-861-6992
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"civil war"
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"self guided tour"
in 68 reviews
"battle of mobile bay"
in 20 reviews
"love history"
in 15 reviews
"history buff"
in 15 reviews
"gift shop"
in 37 reviews
"own pace"
in 16 reviews
"lots of history"
in 10 reviews
"air conditioned museum"
in 6 reviews
"cell phone"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 8 reviews
"points of interest"
in 6 reviews
"great stop"
in 7 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"ferry ride"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a really interesting outing for the adults, and the younger children in our group were amazed with the tunnels and cannons. I was not looking forward to this at first, went along with my brother. But, it ended up being one of my...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we arrived after hours,we were still able to walk the grounds and see the cannons and battlements.We also climbed the area to the left of the front and explored the rooms underneath.The ship wreckage in front was interesting as well.Would love to return sometime...More

Thank RACEGRL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've only been to two forts, one 1/3 scale replica of a fort, two sites where forts once stood, and a national historic battleground, so I'm no expert on the subject of forts. In my opinion, Fort Gaines was the most interesting, informative and well...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family enjoyed exploring the fort. The blacksmith was on site that day too. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here.

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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Fort Gaines was not nearly as crowded as Fort Morgan, but certainly just as interesting. The walking tour was very well marked and so informative. The museum was excellent, even though it was small. Again, wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

We visited on a 3rd grade field trip. This was my 3rd visit. They shot the canon and musket for our class. This was my first time for that at this Fort. The blacksmith gave a very good exhibit. This was a great field trip....More

Thank JenniferS36446
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a hot day! Go early or on a cool day! They did have a cell phone interpretation but it was not very worthwhile. DID have a working blacksmith and he WAS interesting. Had to ask questions to get him...More

Thank DrJ5714
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We loved the fort and it had great views. Lots of tunnels to go through. Everyone would enjoy this place

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This old Civil War Fort is a very well preserved artifact and if you want to see how it protected Mobile and the surrounding area you will here. It played a very strategic part in the war and is more well known for what happened...More

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

A shame there is a fee to go in here, given it isn't a very big town. Still an interesting place from outside the grounds and the waterfront area surrounding the fort.

Thank ClaireKing92
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Response from Sherri W | Reviewed this property |
I believe a little less that $10. But not sure
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According to Dog friendly. Com, dogs are allowed on grounds if on leash and cleaned up after.
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