Fort Mitchell

Historical Site Built in 1813

Fall Festival 2018 Information

Brief History

Fort Mitchell was built in 1813 along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, in what is now Russell County, where it played a vital role in the history of a young Nation. It has been said that Russell County is second only to Mobile, Alabama in terms of early historical significance in the State of Alabama. In the early 1800s,…

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The Visitors Center

Upon entrance to Fort Mitchell, check in at the Visitors Center. The Visitors Center houses the museum, theater, and a "walk through time" where lifelike displays depict historical scenes and events of this area and time period. There are artifacts including arrowheads, tools, guns, pottery, and household items. In the theater a film presentation is shown describing events and history that actually happened in the periods between 1813 and 1860.

National Historic Landmark

Located 8 miles south of Phenix City, Alabama. Take US Highway 431 South to Highway 165 South 5 miles. The Fort is adjacent to the National Cemetery.

The Carriage House

There are 23 vehicles in the park. Most are located in the Carriage House which contains an assortment of carriages, carts, wagons, and surreys.

Nearby Attractions

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  • National Veterans Cemetery - Fort Mitchell, AL
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  • Westville 1850's Village - Westville, GA
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