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Part of our in-depth series exploring Southern Early American Forts

Picture of Fort Gadsden

Fort Gadsden Historic Site
Hwy. 65, 12 mi. N off Hwy. 98
Eastpoint, FL
Phone: 850-670-8616

Fort Gadsden Historic Site is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and is located on the Apalachicola National Forest. The Fort is in the Northern part of Franklin County and rests beside the Apalachicola River. It is rich in its history dating back to the War of 1812. Fort Gadsden Historic Site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The site has been recognized as an important piece of our National heritage and warrants special protection.


From Hasford: S. on Hwy. 65 29 mi. and Hwy. 20 W. on Forest Rd. 129 and follow signs. From Eastpoint: N on Hwy. 65 12 mi. and Hwy. 98, W. on Forest Rd. 129.

Admission Price

Per vehicle or vessel $3.

Attraction Type

Fishing, Hiking/Nature Trails, Historic Attractions

Facility Amenities

Parking, Pets on Leash

General Information

Open Year-Round


Friday through Tuesday only: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Communities and Related Links
Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

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