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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.