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Lot of history.

I visited with my adult so. We had a great afternoon. There wa a walking tour and some World War... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
geobarter
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Pueblo, Colorado
Excellent

Wonderful place to visit to acquire history of the fort. It is well kept and the self guided tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gene B
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Kansas
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A restored fort that dates back to the colonial era.
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51 Bienville Avenue, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
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+1 251-861-6992
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited with my adult so. We had a great afternoon. There wa a walking tour and some World War Two demonstrations. There is lots of history there including Spanish, French, and civil war.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank geobarter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit to acquire history of the fort. It is well kept and the self guided tour was laid out very well. Nice little gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gene B
Reviewed February 15, 2019

We did the self guided walking tour. It was very interesting. Walking in the footsteps of history, it was hard to imagine living there. The day we were there, the blacksmith was working. He was a wealth of knowledge and shared his craft with us....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NormaRae03
Reviewed January 28, 2019

If you're into the Civil War, or history in general, Fort Gaines is worth the trip! There are plenty of exhibits, and the site takes about two hours to see everything. The tours are self-guided, so you can go at your own pace. This was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank madmanmike1980
Reviewed January 28, 2019

We enjoyed the visit. It was so interesting to think about all of the history of this place. Our autistic son enjoyed roaming the grounds with us. Excellent visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CarlyReed416
Reviewed January 18, 2019

It was awesome to walk around and think about the history that happened right where we stood. We took the time to read the signs and imagine what it must have been like. The size of the cannons was exciting to see. No ghost were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cdubya6
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Wonderful family attraction. Neat to ride the ferry over and neat to see the Fort. To really see a moment in history. Great expierence. We have been there 3 times taking different people there because we liked it so well.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Purpledeskee
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Too expensive for what it is. The cheap Christmas decorations detracted from the historical aspect. If you have to choose between Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, choose Fort Morgan.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank J M
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

As historic forts go Fort Gaines is being kept in good shape for visitors to roam about and get a good feel for what once was. They provide a well designed brochure with a decent map and informative descriptions for each numbered stop. Like others...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank grrprr
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Everyone in my family enjoyed this (including my 6 and 4 year olds). The brochure gives you a ton of interesting facts for each stopping point. The blacksmith shop was amazing. We loved watching the blacksmith take a bar of metal and turn it into...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sara J
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Response from amoreena82 | Reviewed this property |
We saw it in about 2 hours.
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I believe a little less that $10. But not sure
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