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Love old historical places

If you like old historic places then it is worth stopping to check it out. If not then just walk... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
DavefromUtah
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Clearfield, Utah
nice experience

very nice replica of an old fort with alot of history for a small town attraction. It is in a park... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
raescar1
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Fort Madison, Iowa
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

The Greater St. Louis Airstream Club had the good fortune to receive a guided tour of Old Ft. Madison by Dr. Gene. It was fabulous! He is so knowledgeable about history, in particular, the history of this Fort. The tour was educational, interesting and entertaining....More

Thank Katherine W
Reviewed 4 September 2018

If you like old historic places then it is worth stopping to check it out. If not then just walk around and enjoy the park. It is right along the river and a relaxing walk in the morning and evening. It is very flat and...More

Thank DavefromUtah
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Dr. Watkins is the site manager and his love and passion for the history of this fort make come alive. This was our second visit and we were able to speak with him both visits. He has researched the building, daily activities and the men...More

Thank Donnagay A
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Not much to see or do here. Actually it's kinda boring. But, if you want to take a walk, see old trains, old structures along the river.. you're in luck.

Thank Gordon B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

very nice replica of an old fort with alot of history for a small town attraction. It is in a park with a great riverview and by the swing span bridge so you can also see barges go through. Has a small play area in...More

Thank raescar1
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Thank Dhaverma
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

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