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Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson, Wetumpka

(3.9/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
History:

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).

Location:


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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a small reproduction of a French Fort that used to be somewhere else but was rebuilt here. The black smith shop is just somebody's imagination as to what they thought a smithy should look like...  more »
  • This is a great place to walk around and see how things were in the past. You are able to walk into the fort and even walk inside one of the buildings. The trail through the local forrest is neat even...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to stop by while some reenactors were on site. It was fun and informative. We learned about some guns of the time, pottery skills, the influences of the food they enjoyed and how ...  more »
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  • Just make sure you wear a confortable shoes, a lot of walking to do.... a place you should not miss to visit
  • 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.
  • In college I helped with the archeological dig that was underway in the late '70s. Its a very beautiful area and well maintained.
  • Cool park, historic fort, Native American mound, great place to walk and jog.