The Fort Mims site commemorates the battle that led to the Creek War of 1813-14.

On August 30, 1813 over 700 Creek Indians destroyed Fort Mims. American settlers, U.S. allied Creeks, and enslaved African Americans had sought refuge in the stockade. The Creek warriors who carried out the attack were members of the Red Stick faction named for the red wooden war clubs they carried. Their assault on Fort Mims is considered one of the greatest successes of Indian warfare.

The Alabama Historical Commission owns this historic site. The Fort Mims Restoration Association is the support group in charge of operating the site.

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Come experience this significant archaeological site. Explore the recreated fort walls and structures.

The site has picnic tables, portable restroom facilities, and an interpretive walkway.

For more information contact us at 251-533-9024 or

Amount Ticket
FREE Adult
FREE Children 6-18 years

Fort Mims is located in Tensaw, an unincorporated community in Baldwin County, about 16 miles from Stockton, Alabama.

Fort Mims Road, Tensaw, Alabama 36579


Site Director: Claudia Campbell

Museum: 251-533-9024