If you’re interested in a real life authentic 18th century colonial experience you should check out Fort Conde in Mobile, Albama. This full scale reproduction of the French fort that once stood in Mobile is a super fun, interactive and educational history experience. Man the defenses, defend the wall, draw your muskets and fire your cannons!
Fort Conde offers a genuine insight in to daily life of Mobile’s earliest French settlers and the history of the city. Mobile was among the first settlements on the Southern Gulf Coast. All three major colonial powers held the fort at one point in time.
Originally constructed by the French, they were soon ousted by British forces. Due to British military and diplomatic policies which differed greatly from the French, they soon lost control due to their intolerant ways of dealing with local inhabitants. The fort was finally conquered by Spanish forces who laid siege and claimed the fort as their own in the spoils of war. The original fort stood for nearly one hundred years.
Watch videos, be guided by highly knowledgeable staff. Take part in special day events where you can watch sword fights and see cannons fired. This is a really neat way to spend a day with the family for a fun fueled learning experience that will grab your kids attention.
The fort is at your disposal for school field trips, weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more.
Full access to the fort is not free, however, visitors are free to access the cafe and trading post at no cost. Otherwise tickets are required which cost $8 for adults and $5 for children aged 4 to 12. Special events are held year round and access to these may cost extra. For more information on costs and dates of events, please refer to the events calendar on their website below.
The fort is open throughout the year from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 until 17:00. Due to the special calendar event, private functions and other events the fort may be closed so it’s vital that you double check with with staff for your dates before planning your visit.