Trip Planner:   USA  /  Iowa  /  Fort Madison  /  Old Fort Madison

Old Fort Madison, Fort Madison

4.1
#179 of 323 in Things to do in Iowa
Old Fort Madison is located in Fort Madison. Make Old Fort Madison part of your personalized Fort Madison itinerary using our Fort Madison travel route site .
Create an itinerary including Old Fort Madison
map
Old Fort Madison Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
54 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • It looked like an interesting enough attraction from the outside but we went without seeing any notice that it isn't open from October through March.  more »
  • Castile is traditional, beautiful coastAL Maine. I began my time at the harbor parking lot (decent public restrooms!) Where I found a walking map of the town highlights! Fort Madison was a little tric...  more »
  • We stopped at the Fort after a tour of the old penitentiary. What a treasure this gem is! Dr. Watkins was amazing. We spent over an hour listening to him bring the fort to life for us. This should be ...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • Very interesting fort and history! Thoroughly enjoyed the information and exhibits.
  • Neat part of history. The gal inside was very personable and informative.
  • 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.
  • Went for my daughters field trip. Awesome guides, learned a lot!

Plan your trip to Fort Madison

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Fort Madison

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Iowa by other users

15 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM SWEDEN January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Dubuque BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, teens, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, outdoors, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Des Moines BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 49 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Des Moines BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Des Moines BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Iowa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans