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As of Thursday, March 19, the Alabama Historical Commission will act on the recommendations of public health officials and Governor Ivey to implement a plan for social distancing in response to coronavirus and COVID-19. In the interest of public health and safety, the Alabama Historical Commission's main office and select historic sites have been closed to the public since March 16, and all events and programs are cancelled until April 30. The agency will reevaluate by that time. This closure includes the visitors' center and campgrounds at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson. Please note the grounds are accessible and open to the public at this time. Admission can be collected via honor box at the gate. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on another occasion.

Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park is a significant archaeological site. This area, where the Coosa and Tallapoosa meet to form the mighty Alabama River, has been occupied for 10,000 years.

Prehistoric and American Indians, Spanish explorers, French marines, English and Scottish traders, and American settlers all left their mark on this National Historic Landmark. 

Blue Star Museum: Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park proudly offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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In response to public health recommendations regarding the COVID-19,  Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park will be closing the campground on site beginning Sunday, March 15. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our staff, guests, and community.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The park grounds will remain open! We invite you to come and enjoy the beautiful 160 acre space. Take a walk in nature, breathe the fresh air, and feel welcome at our historic site.

 

We look forward to reopening the campgrounds at a later date. As developments occur, we will share them here and through other AHC channels.

 

Come experience living history events that showcase the recreated 1751 French fort, the recreated Creek Indian houses, and the partially restored 1814 American Fort Jackson. Visitors can also see a 1,000-year-old Indian mound and walk along the William Bartram Nature Trail.

The park pavilion is available for rent at a rate of $150/day.

Contact the fort at 334-567-3002 or ove.jensenahc@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 8, 2020 - War of 1812 Living History Saturday
February 15, 2020 - French &  Indian Living History Saturday
March 21, 2020 -French & Indian Living History Saturday
April 18-19, 2020 - French & Indian War Encampment - 9:00am - 4:00pm (Saturday) | 9:00am - 2:00pm (Sunday)
May 9, 2020- War of 1812 Living History Saturday
May 16, 2020 - French & Indian Living History Saturday
June 13, 2020 - War of 1812 Living History Saturday
June 20, 2020 - French & Indian Living History Saturday
September 12, 2020 - War of 1812 Living History Saturday
September 19, 2020 - French & Indian Living History Saturday
November 4-7, 2020- 25th Annual Alabama Frontier Days -9:00am - 4:00pm each day

 

*Living history Saturdays feature interpretive demonstrations of every day life in the 1750s and early 1800s. 

 ADMISSION
Amount Ticket
$2 Adult
$1 Children 6-18 years
FREE Child under 6 years
$2 Boat Ramp Pass, per vehicle
$25 Annual Pass- individual
$35 Annual Pass - family
Events and Programs  
$3 adult/ $2 student Guided tours (per person)
$10 adult/ $7 student Alabama Frontier Days
$4 adult / $2 student French & Indian War Encampment
$8 adult / $7 child (6-18 years) Major Event or Program
$4 adult / $2 child (6-18 years) Minor Event or Program
$2/ person plus partner admission Events with Partner Organizations
Call 334-567-3002 for more information about rentals  
 LOCATION

Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Park is located in Elmore County one mile south of Wetumpka and two miles west of U.S. Hwy 231.

2521 W. Fort Toulouse Road, Wetumpka, Alabama 36093

 CONTACT

Site Director: Ove Jensen

Museum: 334-567-3002

Email: ove.jensenahc@gmail.com

Media Contact: Andi Martin, 334-230-2680, andi.martin@ahc.alabama.gov