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Fort Gaines

Click here for maps Description:  Masonry Fort on Dauphin Island.  Northwest bastion preserved in original condition
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How to find: 

Address:
51 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Parent Organization:
Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board
109 Bienville Blvd. 
Dauphin Island, AL  36528
Contacts
Phone 251 861-6992 (fort)
Phone 334 861-3607 (park board)
 e-mail  fortgaines@dauphinisland.org
URL  
Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board  http://www.dauphinisland.org/fort.htm
http://www.800alabama.com/alabama-attractions/details.cfm?id=687
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Daily 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5
Season  closed Thanksgiving, Christmas
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

unable to verify admission fees FEB 2007 7-12 $1   $3    
Special Fees:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  tour fort, view bastions
Big Events:  Damn the torpedoes..." , Christmas at the Fort, Thunder on the Bay Suggested Stay:
Period  predominantly Civil War Structures  Type of Site  Fort
Buildings:   Fort
Interpreters:   Craftspeople:  
Special Programs:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity, Hours, Type of food
Picnic
Vending/
Snacks
Restaurant
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name      
Sleeping Camping/RV, Cabins
Name Dauphin Island Campground
Capacity/Availability 150 Sites
(75 full hookups, 74 Water & Elec)
Reservations/Contact 334 861-3607
admin@dauphinisland.org
Recreation
Description Audubon Bird Sanctuary Fishing Pier, boat launch
admin@dauphinisland.org
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Nearby Attractions:

Historical

Description

Contact

Address

Estuarium at Dauphin Island      
Marietta Johnson Museum      Fairhope
Fort Morgan      Gulf Shores

Cultural

 
American Bicentennial Museum  

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Fairhope
Recreational    
Mobile Bay Ferry Ferry to Fort Morgan  
Amusement    
       
Outdoor Recreation      

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Nearby Places to Stay:

Lodging proprietors:  we offer free listings for name, address & local phone.  For  an extended listing with web address, e-mail, etc.  and a 50 word description, please CLICK HERE
Address
Reservation
Camping/RV  
Ace's RV Park    
Beech Campers & Mobile Homes    
Brown's RV Park    
Chickasabogue Park    
Escatawpa Hollow Campground    

Bed & Breakfast

 
Away at the Bay 557 North Mobile St
Fairhope AL 36532
334 928-9725
Bay Breeze Guest Home 742 North Mobile St
Fairhope AL 36532
334 928-8976
Beach House 9218 Dacus Lane
Gulf Shores AL 36542
334 540-7039
Bon Secour Inn 17055 River Road
Bon Secour AL 36511
334 949-6656
Church Street B&B 515 South Church St
Fairhope AL 36532
334 928-5144
Magnolia Springs B&B 14469 Oak Street
Magnolia Springs AL 36555
334 965-7321
Marcella's Tea Room & Inn 114 Fairhope Avenue
Fairhope AL 36532
334 990-8520
Riverside Inn 5587 County Road 6
Gulf Shores AL 36542
334 968-7478
Hotel/Motel  

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Bayside Motel & Apartments 510 Lemoyne Drive
Dauphin Island AL 36528
334-861-4994
Gulf Breeze Motel 1512 Cadillac Ave
Dauphin Island AL 36528
334-861-7344
Harbor Lights Inn 1506 Cadillac Ave
Dauphin Island AL 36528
334-861-5534

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Best Local Information:
Name, brief description Address Phone, E-mail, URL
     
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Learn More About It:

On the Web Description URL/E-mail
Dauphine Net   http://dauphine.net/
Center for Archaeological Studies Summary report on digs in the shell mounds next to the fort. http://www.southalabama.edu/archaeology/old_mobile/
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