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Fort Gaines

51 Bienville Avenue, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
+1 251-861-6992
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Self guided tour using cell phone. Cool architecture and history

You can use a booklet or your cellphone for self guided tour. The blacksmith demo was great. He is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Springfield, Illinois
via mobile
Took sis for first time visit

I brought my sister here for here first visit to coast since Katrina. She had such a blast and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katrina N
via mobile
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A restored fort that dates back to the colonial era.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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51 Bienville Avenue, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
+1 251-861-6992
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can use a booklet or your cellphone for self guided tour. The blacksmith demo was great. He is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. He has a passion for his work and craft.

Thank happytraveler793
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my sister here for here first visit to coast since Katrina. She had such a blast and unleashed her inner mermaid.

Thank Katrina N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made our way to the end of Dauphin Island on a rainy day and ended up at Fort Gaines. Wonderful ladies at the entrance showed us our way. Kids (8 and 11) were highly engaged. You have to do the tour by yourself following the...More

Thank Eleonora D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We actually liked this fort better than Fort Morgan - smaller, but not as much walking & not as many steep stairs to climb & better scenery. They did not have a military discount on admission like Fort Morgan does, though - still not bad...More

Thank Senior5510
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

History at your finger tips. Much to see. We enjoyed a sunrise Easter service this year for the first time. What an experience. Beautiful!!!

Thank April H
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Fort Gaines is a nice place for families to learn the history of this place. A leisure stroll with period cannons and the fort itself. Beach is right around the back side and you can fish off of rocks. Also you can catch the sunrise...More

Thank DarleneEschete
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Looks impressive from the Beach but I would not pay the price of admission to walk through unless I were a serious history buff.

Thank David Y
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This fort is rich in history and is very well preserved. I myself was very suprised in hearing that Aaron Burr was captured and held at this very fort. My favorite thing about this place is the beautiful view over the water. If you look...More

Thank Kira T
Reviewed 1 August 2017

History buffs will like it but it is just an old fort with walls.Your time is better spent on the island enjoying nature, fishing, and going to the beach.

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone who visits the island should come here at least once in their lifetime! We have been here several times because our son is such a history buff and just loves it here! You need to bring hiking shoes or tennis shoes because it is...More

Thank RippTrish
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George M
13 July 2016|
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Response from Sherri W | Reviewed this property |
I believe a little less that $10. But not sure
19 April 2015|
Response from Arthella |
According to Dog friendly. Com, dogs are allowed on grounds if on leash and cleaned up after.
17 April 2015|
Response from William C | Reviewed this property |
Both forts are equally impressive and interesting. I think to properly answer that question would involve what you intend to do after visiting the fort. If you plan to go swimming perhaps, I would say choose Fort Morgan, as... More