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Fort Gadsden Historical Site North of Eastpoint
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Fort Gadsden, SR-65, Eastpoint, FL 32328

Phone Number
(850) 643-2282

Fort Gadsden Historical Site North of Eastpoint

Imagine a historic fort overlooking the peaceful Apalachicola River.  This mental image is probably one of quiet territorial life, but the actual history surrounding Fort Gadsden is one of bloody battles for power during Spanish Florida’s last days.  Called the “Hill of Good Vistas” by the Spanish and “Achackweithle” by Native Americans, the prominent bank on the majestic Apalachicola River hosted international conflict that determined the destiny of nations.  To read more about the History, click here.

Fort Gadsden Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  This means that the site has been recognized as an important piece of our national heritage and warrants special protection.

The Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 (and its amendments) protects this site and all others of historic and prehistoric (before Columbus) significance in the national forests.  This law provides severe penalties for collecting artifacts from public land.

To learn more about it's history, click here for a video

This area is closed to possession and use of metal detectors.

Interested in what wildlife can be viewed in this area? 

Click on this link:

http://floridabirdingtrail.com/trail/trail-sections/panhandle-section/fort-gadsden/

Directions:  West on US Highway 98 about 12.6 miles, turn right onto SR-65 & proceed about 17.8 miles.  The last intersection is NF-124.  If you reach Al's Landing Road, you've gone too far.  About 38 minutes and 30 miles from the Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce.

Click here for USDA Policies    

Click here to download brochure

For more information on hiking, go to:  www.floridahikes.com/fortgadsden

  

 (This information and brochure, Recreation Guide R8-RG 197, was created by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture/Forest Service and revised 12/02)

 

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