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Atmospheric location.

Visited on a boiling hot day in June. Great atmospheric fort that is really well presented. On the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northampton, United Kingdom

Took the ferry over to tour this fort also. It has a lot of walking but is very nice. Enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Florence, Kentucky
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed August 1, 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 July 31, 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 July 30, 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 July 26, 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 July 21, 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 July 16, 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
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited in the morning and it rained, but it was still great. We walked all over the fort. The museum is informative and interesting. The cannons are awesome. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Dasha M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We stopped because my husband is a huge history buff and this place is a Civil War Fort! I didn't expect to enjoy this, only sweat and steps, but i enjoyed it just as much as the husband and kids! It is a real brick...More

Thank Robyn M
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Response from Sherri W | Reviewed this property |
I believe a little less that $10. But not sure
April 18, 2015|
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According to Dog friendly. Com, dogs are allowed on grounds if on leash and cleaned up after.