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Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson, Wetumpka

Categories: Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web

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 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...  read 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 ...  read more »
  • We were staying in Wetumpa and wanted to check out some of the local history..We went to Fort Toulouse/ Fort Jackson and it was very nice campground there. the re-created forts and Native camp was nic...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Toulouse predates the civil war be more than 100 years. Campground now on city water and new electrical hookup.
  • Cool park, historic fort, Native American mound, great place to walk and jog.
  • Amazing place to go for a walk as well as awesome place for the children
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