Plantation Trace / Fort Gaines

Outpost Replica

100 Bluff St.
Fort Gaines, GA 39851

229-768-2934
  • One of four outpost watch towers of Old Fort Gaines

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On This Very Spot in 1816, Fort Gaines was established by order of General Edmund P. Gaines, commander of a large district, who used this as his headquarters. Containing two blockhouses, the 100-foot square fort was enclosed by a stockade eight feet high. During 1817, when Indians were active in the area, settlers took refuge in the fort, garrisoned by Federal troops under General John Dill. Maintained for a number of years, the fort stood on the brow of the bluff just below the confluence of Town Branch with Chemochechobee Creek.

On This Very Spot now stands a replica of the original wooden fort.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages