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“150th Battle of Mobile Bay” Commemorative Day

August 02, 2014

The well-preserved ramparts of Fort Gaines have guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for more than 150 years. Now a fascinating historic site, the Fort stands at the eastern tip of Dauphin Island where it commands panoramic views of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Gaines was recently designated as one of the most endangered historic sites in America. The event highlights Fort Gaines integral role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. The cannon will be fired every forty-five minutes in honor of the soldiers that fought in this pivotal battle. Come and experience a living history day for the whole family. Blacksmith demonstration will be on hand all day in the Fort’s Blacksmith Shop. There will be demonstrations of military drills, training as well as the firing of the cannons, and much more.

Location and directions:
Fort Gaines is located on the eastern most tip of Dauphin Island.

Admission:
Children (Ages 5 -12) are $4.00 Adults (Ages 13+) are $6.00

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