Historic Fort Gaines

  • Historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, AL

    Historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, AL

  • Blacksmith at Historic Ft Gaines

    Blacksmith at Historic Ft Gaines

  • Canon emplacement- Ft Gaines, on Dauphin Island

    Canon emplacement- Ft Gaines, on Dauphin Island

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–  Historic Fort Gaines

Historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island, AL

Historic Fort Gaines

Dauphin Island’s museum at Historic Fort Gaines is a self-guided walking tour through a well-preserved 19th century brick fort on the east end of Dauphin Island, Alabama. It is just across from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. It has a wonderful view of the bay from the fort. Fort Gaines was named after General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a hero of the War of 1812. The fort is located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, at the western approach to Mobile Bay.
1 – Beach Music – Come listen to the waves on Dauphin Island – 10 Miles

Beach Music – Come listen to the waves on Dauphin Island

Beach Music is a very well appointed 4 bedroom 2 bath, duplex located gulf front on Dauphin Island.  Partners with Rainbows End, this location sleeps 22.

2 – Sea Spot – Waterfront 3 Bedrm with Boat Dock, Rooftop Crow’s Nest and great Views! – 4 Miles

Newly Rennovated, on Boat Canal with Crow's Nest!

Sea Spot – Waterfront 3 Bedrm with Boat Dock, Rooftop Crow’s Nest and great Views!

Newly remodeled, with all new furnishings throughout, “Sea Spot” is a very attractive waterfront 3 bedroom home with a rooftop crow’s nest that views the Gulf, the Bay, and the Dauphin Island Bridge.

3 – Southern Breeze – 10 Miles

Direct Gulf-front 4 bedroom Beach House Rental

Southern Breeze

Southern Breeze is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Gulf Front vacation rental beach house with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico from a large Gulf-view deck. This home may be pet friendly, with prior written permission.

4 – West Beach – 10 Miles

4 Bedroom Gulf-front Beach House, Newly-Remodeled

West Beach

“West Beach” is a great four-bedroom beachhouse located right on the sandy Gulf of Mexico Beach, with direct Gulf views from nearly every room. There are no streets to cross, no houses between you and the water, this house is only a few steps from the shore.

This Dauphin Island beach home was just completely remodeled by its new Owner, and everything is new throughout. As with all of our beach houses and beach condos, the kitchen is fully equipped and outfitted with everything you will need for your stay, and all linens, towels etc are provided. Bring Flip-flops, fishing poles and suntan lotion!

Pets are welcome, with prior written permission. This home was just added to our vacation rental program, and is still available for many holidays.

 

5 – Relaxation- Large, Bayfront Home yet just across the street from the Gulf Beach, too! – 10 Miles

Large Bayfront home w/private beach

Relaxation- Large, Bayfront Home yet just across the street from the Gulf Beach, too!

Relaxation offers the best of both worlds- a private North-side beach with calm, shallow waters, and the Gulf of Mexico beach just across the street! This house is perfect for beaching a small sailboat or jet ski, or pitching a tent for the kids. 

6 – 4 Bedroom Beach House with great Gulf views – 10 Miles

4 Bedroom Beach House with great Gulf views

Knee-Deep is a four bedroom, two bath beach cottage, located directly on Dauphin Island’s white sandy Gulf of Mexico beach.

An original, authentic beach cottage with recent upgrades. This beach house has plenty of local character.  Your family will be able to enjoy this unique house and its great Gulf and Bay views. You are literally “on the beach”, with no street to cross, just steps to the Gulf. This unit has both a covered and uncovered gulf facing deck, to enjoy the beautiful views and sounds of the surf.  The master bedroom has a king size bed and access to the gulf side deck. Guest bedroom 2 has a Queen size bed, Guest bedroom 3 has a full size bed and the kids room has a childrens bunk and a duo bunk bed ( double on the bottom and twin on top)

Knee-Deep is a four bedroom, two bath beach cottage, located directly on Dauphin Island’s white sandy Gulf of Mexico beach.

An original, authentic beach cottage with recent upgrades. This beach house has plenty of local character, yet an updated kitchen. Your family will be able to enjoy this unique house and its great Gulf and Bay views. You are literally “on the beach”, with no street to cross, just steps to the Gulf. The master bedroom has a king size bed and access to the gulf side deck. Guest bedroom 2 has a Queen size bed, Guest bedroom 3 has a full size bed, and the kids room has a children’s bunk and a duo bunk bed (double on the bottom and twin on top)

Knee Deep features Gulf and Bay views from nearly every room, and an updated kitchen, completely outfitted with everything you will need for your beach vacation.  Extra amenities include a Pack-n-Play, high chair, and dog crate (bulky items available for use so that you do not need to travel with these items).

 

7 – Water’s Edge – Boat, Kayak or Paddle from your own backyard Dock – 4 Miles

4 Bedroom House on Boat Canal with Private Dock!

Water’s Edge – Boat, Kayak or Paddle from your own backyard Dock

“Water’s Edge” is a beautiful, spacious 4 bedroom beach house with a private dock. It has a lot of room, both inside and outside for your family to enjoy. It is clean, bright and this house has great water views.

8 – High Tides, Good Vibes – 3 Miles

Gulf front Beach Condo at the Inn at Dauphin Island

High Tides, Good Vibes

Beautiful gulf front, 2 bedroom, 2 bath 3rd floor unit at the Inn at Dauphin Island

9 – Kowabunga! Large Gulf-side Beach House with Pool, Game Room, Crow’s Nest – 10 Miles

4 Bedrm Beach House with Pool, Game Room

Kowabunga! Large Gulf-side Beach House with Pool, Game Room, Crow’s Nest

“Kowabunga!”  is a great Dauphin Island Beach house with many amenities, including a small, private heated dipping pool, a Game Room, roof-top deck and great Gulf Beach location.  No wonder it’s one of our most popular Dauphin Island beach rentals!

10 – Tropical Paradise – 4 Bedroom Beach House on a sandy, bay-front Beach – 5 Miles

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Tropical Paradise – 4 Bedroom Beach House on a sandy, bay-front Beach

Tropical Paradise is a 4 bedroom / 3 bath home on the sandy, northern shoreline of Dauphin Island (Mobile Bay).  The Bay beaches of the Island are very popular with families, especially those with younger children who enjoy the calmer waters of the Bay. The Bay beach is also great for beaching light watercraft, such as a kayak, jet ski or small boat.  It is also a very short walk to the Gulf beach.  

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Dauphin Island’s museum at Historic Fort Gaines is a self-guided walking tour through a well-preserved 19th century brick fort on the east end of Dauphin Island, Alabama. It is just across from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium. It has a wonderful view of the bay from the fort, and is one of our favorite things to do on Dauphin Island!

Fort Gaines was named after General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a hero of the War of 1812. The fort is located on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island, at the western approach to Mobile Bay.

Details


Category:
Tourist Attraction
Address:
101 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, Alabama 36528-4603
Phone:
(251) 861-6992
Email:
fortgaines@dauphinisland.org