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Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island
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  • Ft Gaines is smaller than several Civil War forts we have visited, but learning about how the Confederacy "torpedoed" - or maybe as we would say these days, "land mined" Mobile Bay to keep out the Uni...  more »
  • The fort is in pretty good shape for being over 150 years old. You can walk in almost all parts of it. There are buildings in the center of the fort still and the walls are in good shape. There is a w...  more »
  • Although we did not tour this fort, we did stop and look around. It was evident that Fort Gaines was kept up better than Fort Morgan which we toured the day before. We were told it was because Fort Ga...  more »
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  • Well preserved smaller fort. Self guided tour runs $8 per adult & $4 per child. Bathroom facilities & drink vending machine on site. Tickets are good for the entire day. Lovely small museum exhibits & lots of fun areas to explore.
  • $8 per adult for a self guided tour. You get a pamphlet with information about each stop on the tour. Great for history buffs, kids and photographers. There are some steep stair cases and hilly areas. Great views and interesting history.
  • Really interesting history. Loved beinging tth family.
  • Very interesting Fort. I enjoyed the small museum inside that offered a break from the heat. Pretty views of the water. We enjoyed an educational blacksmith presentation.
  • Great historical place. Well worth a visit. We even got to watch a black smith last time we were here.