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Old Fort Madison, Fort Madison

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  • September 18, 2017
    We got, unfortunately, only seen the Fort from the outside since the opening hours do not apply weekdays But Nice location and good signage outside that nevertheless gives an impression of the site
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  • July 31, 2017
    In Downtown Fort Madison, between the Amtrak Railway (complete with restored Santa Fe Steam Engine 2913 - on display) and the Mississippi River. Parking outside the entrance, as the office opened, we ...  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    Our plans were to travel the Mississippi stopping a various historical sites. Fort Madison did not disappoint us. On a typically hot, Iowa day we arrived, bought out tickets and entered the fort. Two ...  more »
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  • June 3, 2017
    The tour was 8$ a person. It's self guided but there are costumed staff to answer questions. Had a great time , learned a lot, and got to see one reenacter fire a musket. There's also a lot of cool old documentation, so be sure to flip through the binders laying around.
  • July 10, 2017
    Very interesting fort and history! Thoroughly enjoyed the information and exhibits.
  • June 30, 2017
    Neat part of history. The gal inside was very personable and informative.
  • June 30, 2017
    The guides give a pleasant narrative of what life was like in a fort along the Mississippi, and also the eastern edge of the Louisiana purchase. It was not an easy life trading with local and unpredictable tribes.
  • June 12, 2017
    Went for my daughters field trip. Awesome guides, learned a lot!

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