Fort Madison - Fort Madison IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
N 40° 37.750 W 091° 18.718
15T E 642762 N 4498962
Quick Description: Historic Fort Madison located on the Mississippi River Fort Madison IA.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2011 10:00:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMBRW9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 1

Long Description:
This is a great place to spend some time at an historic fort from the early 1800's. The they have people dressed in period costume that are very knowledgeable about the fort and life back in the early 1800's.

The information below is from: (visit link)

Parks and Recreation

Old Fort Madison

Come, step back in time at historic Old Fort Madison, Iowa, the Midwest's oldest American military garrison on the upper Mississippi River. Discover what life was like at a United States fur trading post on the rugged frontier of the Missouri Territory. Learn the exciting heritage of Iowa before it was a state and of its involvement in the War of 1812. This historic installation was home to Captain Horatio Stark's Company of the 1st Regiment, United States Infantry from 1808 to 1813.

Wander through the authentically reconstructed buildings to experience a day in the life of the men, women and children who inhabited this factory post. Be greeted by authentically garbed historic interpreters performing the duties that were necessary to sustain life at an isolated fort. Daily duties can range from baking bread to military drill and musket firing. Visitors are encouraged to partake of the past with hands-on experiences such as trying a fresh baked morsel, dipping a candle, handling Springfield musket or just interacting with the interpreters.

LOCATION: 716 Riverview Drive, Riverview Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Eugene Watkins, Site Manager
(319) 372-7700 ext. 275 (Office-year round)
(319) 372-6318 (Fort-summer only)

OPEN:
June through September
Wednesday through Saturday - 9:30-5:00
Sunday - 12:00-5:00

May through October
Weekends - 9:30-5:00

ADMISSION:
Adults -- $6.00
Children 6-16 -- $3
Children 5 years of age and under FREE

Ask About Season Tickets!!

Group Rates (10 or more individuals):
School/Day Care: $2 per child - Teachers/Instructors Free
Adult Groups: $5 per person

Group tours can be scheduled year round. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call the Fort Madison Partners at (319) 372-5472.

2011 Special Events at Old Fort Madison
Weekends in June

Military History Display
Cancelled June 18-19 - Military History Timeline
July 4, 1:00 p.m. - Independence Day at the Old Fort
September 10-11 - Siege/Rendezvous: 1812

The Old Fort will again recreate the siege of Fort Madison with battle re-enactments, living history demonstrations and encampments of soldiers, Natives and fur traders.

2012 Special Events at Old Fort Madison
September 10-11 - Siege/Rendezvous: 1812

Commemoration Ceremony will be Sept. 8.



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