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Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island

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  • We Spent the morning exploring the Fort and taking in the History as well as the view of Mobile Bay. This is a great learning experience for children and for History Buffs as well. The Fort is in good...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our afternoon here. Be ready to walk around in the heat during most of the year here-- It was a hot day, and the museum had some welcome cool air conditioning. I wouldn't tote a smal...  more »
  • 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 »
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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.