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In Downtown Fort Madison, between the Amtrak Railway (complete with restored Santa Fe Steam Engine... read more

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Dhaverma
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Castile is traditional, beautiful coastAL Maine. I began my time at the harbor parking lot (decent... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Michelle J
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Downtown Fort Madison, between the Amtrak Railway (complete with restored Santa Fe Steam Engine 2913 - on display) and the Mississippi River. We loved the views of the River, the Engine was cool, and the Fort was awesome!!! We spent several hours touring and...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

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.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

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 tricky to find as it lies in a residential area and the...More

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 8 October 2017

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 a huge draw for the...More

Thank Jean J
Reviewed 31 July 2017

In Downtown Fort Madison, between the Amtrak Railway (complete with restored Santa Fe Steam Engine 2913 - on display) and the Mississippi River. Parking outside the entrance, as the office opened, we were the only visitors on a cold, wet, windy, miserable day. [ After...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Our plans were to travel the Mississippi stopping a various historical sites. Fort Madison did not disappoint us. On a typically hot, Iowa day we arrived, bought out tickets and entered the fort. Two people dressed in period military uniforms were in different areas of...More

Thank Carolyn53821
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

While spending a father/son weekend in Quincy, IL, took a trip up to Fort Madison, IA to check out Old Fort Madison! Definitely glad we made the trip. The fort is small, and if you're just looking to walk around and look, then it will...More

Thank m2mays
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We came to Fort Madison because we like the river and we love history. There were 4 staff there on the day we visited -- the woman in the gift shop and 3 people at the fort itself. All were friendly and very knowledgeable about...More

Thank LibraryLady_12
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This fort was smaller than most we have visited and it didn't take us long to walk through it. The interpreter was dressed in costume as was his son. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of the fort and fort life during hat period and...More

Thank Grmabear
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Our family (8 yr-old, mom and dad) had a great time visiting this museum. Full disclosure, it was constructed in modern times (1980's I think) using historically accurate tools and techniques as a museum patterned after the original fort of the same name. There is...More

Thank Jason M
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