Historic Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines War Artillery

Located on Dauphin Island, Fort Gaines is known for its role in the Battle of Mobile Bay during the American Civil War and was established in 1821. The site was named one of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Site in America. Comprised of five buildings within the exterior walls and tunnel systems, Fort Gaines is an extensive network of past life. You'll see cannons displayed around the site that were used during battles and well-preserved 19th-century fortifications. 

 

Guests can go on a self-guided tour of the grounds, visit additional exhibits, and browse through a selection of history books documenting the site's history. 

Fort Gaines Historic Site Details

Address: 109 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Admission: Adults $9; Children 5-12 $5