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Fort Gaines Christmas Through the Ages 2018

November 5, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

Fort Gaines Christmas Through the Ages 2018Come celebrate a living history Christmas at one of the best preserved, 19th century shoreline fortifications on the east coast: Fort Gaines! The 34th annual Fort Gaines Christmas Through the Ages living history event is scheduled for December 8th, 2018.

Fort Gaines, located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, is always a great place to visit. The fort’s ramparts have been guarding the entrance to Mobile Bay since the early 1860’s.

In fact, construction on the fort began in 1821 but, due to a number of issues, it wasn’t finished until 1862. Mind you, it was completed after it had been captured by Southern troops!

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Experience a Fort Gaines Christmas and WWII Living History Event

November 3, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Fort Gaines Christmas WWII Living History EventTwo special events are planned for this holiday season at Fort Gaines Historic Site on Dauphin Island. A WWII Living History Event on November 18th and the 34th Annual Fort Gaines Christmas Through the Ages on December 9th, 2017.

Fort Gaines’ battlements have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay since 1862. It is considered one of the best preserved, 19th century shoreline fortifications on the east coast. A “Guardian of Mobile Bay,” Fort Gaines is part of the Mobile Bay Civil War Trail, which also includes Fort Morgan, Magee Farm, and Blakeley State Park.

Fort Gaines Historic Site is always good for a visit. Exploring the fortifications and learning about our country’s history can be especially fun and rewarding here. This is especially true when the fort is hosting one of its annual, special events.

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