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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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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
1  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
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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
Reviewed December 8, 2018

You can give yourself a self-tour with the map provided. See how these people lived and read the letters on the walls! They allowed my wife and me with our leashed dog. We were very stunned by the history of this fort and its artifacts...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Tom H
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Makes for a full day to visit Fort Morgan on one side of the bay and the travel across on the ferry to Fort Gaines. A lot of the same history and construction since they both protect opposite sides of the same Mobile Bay.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dana O
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

History under your feet. At the touch of a hand. Absorbing through sight. You can almost hear the battles, the every day chatter of the previous occupants. I’m awed at the construction. They laid herring bone brick patterns in areas used as barracks. Military quarters....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MaryM333
Reviewed September 26, 2018 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
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jenniferbX1444IO
October 18, 2018|
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Response from amoreena82 | Reviewed this property |
We saw it in about 2 hours.
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Response from jayesslady | Reviewed this property |
I believe a little less that $10. But not sure
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