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Fort Gaines

Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, AL. The famous phrase, “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead," was first shouted by Admiral Farragut during the Battle of Mobile Bay at this very spot. The fort has original cannons, a blacksmith shop, kitchens, a museum, gift shop, and tunnels. Leashed dogs are welcome and you must clean up after them. Fort Gaines is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. The fee for entry into the park is $4 for children aged between 5 to 12 and $8 for adults over 13. Visit Website

Or call (251) 861-6992 or email fortgaines@outlook.com for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Fort Gaines has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Leigh ann
    Jun. 25, 2020
    Fun to explore

    My dog loved exploring the rooms. This is a neat place to visit.

  • Jes
    Jul. 20, 2019
    Excellent Experience!

    It’s not everyday that you get to explore a historic fort with your pooch. Fort Gaines is it! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The fort is beautiful and of significance to the Civil War. There are artifacts and the tour is self-paced (air-conditioned museum) but mostly reliant on sea breezes. Bring your camera and your leash. Lots of fun-don’t miss it! ( ps-next to dog-friendly beach).

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