"Ft. Gaines - Dauphin Island" Mobile Things to Do Tip by MatthewMetcalfe
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South of Mobile lies Dauphin Island. On this island sits Ft. Gaines. During the Civil War, Ft. Gaines and Ft. Morgan (Across the channel) guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay.
This Fort is in great shape and still bears battle scars from the Civil War. There is a lot of information posted around the Fort as well. I would plan on spending an Hour or Two at the site.
Mobile Bay was a lot larger than I thought and this is a great place to hang out and watch the action.
There is a ferry service that will take you across the channel where you can see Ft. Morgan.
Address: 51 Bienville Boulevard
Directions: On Dauphin Island south of Mobile. Call for directions.