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Absolute must visit!

You can give yourself a self-tour with the map provided. See how these people lived and read the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tom H
Two Forts in One Day

Makes for a full day to visit Fort Morgan on one side of the bay and the travel across on the ferry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Naperville, Illinois
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“civil war”(53 reviews)
A restored fort that dates back to the colonial era.
51 Bienville Avenue, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
+1 251-861-6992
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All reviews civil war self guided tour battle of mobile bay love history history buff gift shop air conditioned museum lots of history cell phone small museum points of interest great history great stop worth a stop on display couple of hours ferry ride
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can give yourself a self-tour with the map provided. See how these people lived and read the letters on the walls! They allowed my wife and me with our leashed dog. We were very stunned by the history of this fort and its artifacts...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Makes for a full day to visit Fort Morgan on one side of the bay and the travel across on the ferry to Fort Gaines. A lot of the same history and construction since they both protect opposite sides of the same Mobile Bay.

Thank DanaO_1961
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

History under your feet. At the touch of a hand. Absorbing through sight. You can almost hear the battles, the every day chatter of the previous occupants. I’m awed at the construction. They laid herring bone brick patterns in areas used as barracks. Military quarters....More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We were there the day the eagle scout who developed the app was being interviewed by the local news. It's a fantastic app and really adds to the experience. It's rumoured to be haunted so take pictures!

Thank rnjennysue
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The fort is very well maintained and a neat piece of history. Parking was easy and we quickly saw the fort.

Thank mrsburn
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Visited on a boiling hot day in June. Great atmospheric fort that is really well presented. On the day we went it was very quiet with no activities which allowed us to explore the whole site uninterrupted. Well worth a couple of hours if you...More

Thank Kmc747
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Took the ferry over to tour this fort also. It has a lot of walking but is very nice. Enjoyed walking around and exploring what life was like for them. There is a small museum also to go through.

Thank andreabQ9247TP
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Our family has enjoyed visiting the forts over the years. The tour is self guided and easy to follow. There is a lot of history here. Unfortunately, Fort Gaines is not as well kept as other historical sites. The site needs better preserved before it...More

Thank Tabatha S
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Went with our 4 boys, ages 6 to 13. They enjoyed exploring every bit of the fort. The museum was air conditioned to give us a nice break from the heat. Several items were on display from when the fort was in use.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We went after they closed, so couldn't go inside. We still enjoyed getting to see the stuff on the outside of the main fort. Very cool place.

Thank Chris W
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19 October 2018|
Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
I would plan about 3 hours. There is a lot of history to see there inside and out along with a nice gift shop so you don't want to feel rushed. You can always adjust your time accordingly. The only problem you may have is... More
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Response from jayesslady | Reviewed this property |
I believe a little less that $10. But not sure