Colonies of the Gulf Coast 2014

On March 1, 2014, the Dauphin Island Park & Beach Board is hosting the 21st Annual “Colonial Isle Dauphine” at historic Fort Gaines from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This is a family style event and everyone is welcome. Surround yourself with history at Fort Gaines!

Completed in 1861, visitors delight at this site of The Battle of Mobile Bay. Explore the grounds while hearing stories of days gone by, watch live reenactments and see a blacksmith demonstrate his craft. Appreciate today a place where simpler times and historic culture has been preserved. This event is also known to have Pirates show so come down to Dauphin Island and enjoy this special event and everything the Island has to offer.

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.  The Fort was recently designated as one of the eleven most endangered historic sites in America due to on-going shoreline erosion.

March 1, 2014 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost:Admission is $4 for kids under age 12 and $6 for adults

Dauphin Island Park & Beach Board
Phone:251-861-6992
https://www.facebook.com/DIPBB

Venue
Fort GainesPhone:251-861-6992
51 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

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