Fort Mitchell

Historical Site Built in 1813

Upcoming Events

August 10, 2019

Lecture by author and historian Mike Bunn on early Alabama history. Co-sponsored by Russell County Historical Commission and the Muscogee Genealogical Society. This is a free event.

September 26, 2019

A presentation by Dr. Charles Mitchell will be "A Pictorial History of Alabama Agriculture." Located in the Visitor's Center at Fort Mitchell. Ticket's will be $20

Upcoming Event: August 10, 2019

Mike Bunn, author and historian


About The Book

An illustrated guidebook documenting the history and sites of the state’s origins

About the Event:

In celebration of the 200 th anniversary of Alabama’s statehood, historian Mike Bunn will highlight stories about some of the interesting people, places and events in Alabama’s early history. Copies of his new book, Early Alabama (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2019), will be for sale before and after his talk. This event is sponsored by the Muscogee Genealogical Society, in partnership with Chattahoochee Valley Libraries and the Russell County Historical Commission.


Columbus Public Library Auditorium
3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA


Saturday, August 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm (EST)

2019 Quilt Show Winners

Category: New
Name of Quilt: Prismatic Star
Winner: Toni Fisher

Category: Patriotic
Name of Quilt: Happy Fourth of July
Winner: Valarie Cuttie

Category: Vintage
Name of Quilt: Trip Around the World 
Winner: Debbie Boswell

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

  • Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center - Fort Mitchell, AL
  • National Veterans Cemetery - Fort Mitchell, AL
  • National Infantry Museum - Fort Benning, GA
  • Columbus Museum - Columbus, GA
  • Eufaula Tour of Historic Homes - Eufaula, AL
  • Westville 1850's Village - Westville, GA
  • Port Columbus Naval Museum - Columbus, GA