Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson, Wetumpka

#83 of 101 in Outdoors in Alabama

History is alive and outside at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson. Here Native Americans, Spanish explorers, French soldiers, English and Scottish traders, American settlers, and modern archaeologists have all left their mark. Frequent living history events showcase a recreated 1751 French fort, recreated Creek Indian houses, and the partially restored 1814 American Fort Jackson. A 3,000-year-old Mississippian Indian mound, the William Bartram Nature Trail, and an early-19th-century house weave even more strands into this colorful tapestry of Alabama’s earliest days.

What to see:

Today visitors can see an A.D. 1100 Mississippian Indian mound, partial re-creation of a Creek Village, recreation of the 1751 French Fort Toulouse, and the partially restored 1814 American Fort Jackson.

What to do:

* Biking(Service roads only), Hiking (nature trails), Camping (Designated 39 - site campground), Boating (Boat ramp), Birding (park-wide).


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  • This was a very special day - tricentennial event put on by Alabama Historical Commission who invited representatives from three Indian tribes that used to live on the site before removal. The day was...  more »
  • Beautiful state and federal park. Great history reenactments take place here are couple times a year. Nice trails to explore. Quiet RV park area.  more »
  • This is a great place to go whether youre looking to explore some nature trails or learn some history! Take your pets too...on a leash of course  more »
  • This is one of my favorite places in this area. Full of history and I enjoy walking the dogs there. You can see where the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers come together to form the Alabama river
  • Very nice place to Camp good people to visit with and very clean
  • Great fishing . Area to see many different plants and trees . Kids loved going there and exploring .
  • It is just wonderful and peaceful and also it feels that you go back in time when you put your foot on the ground. I just love it
  • They have several activities during the year,educational and fun. For me I love, love, love that I can bring my dog. With the several trails,grassy areas,historical points , great place to walk and unwind with your dog.

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