Come 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 it had been captured by Southern troops!