Fort Toulouse Ongoing Programs

• Monthly living history programs including the French and early American periods.

• Monthly meetings of the Historic Blacksmiths

• Public Archaeology - annual program focuses on archaeological features of the site to laboratory analysis of artifacts found during excavations.
 

 

Alabama Frontier Days -- November 5 - 9, 2014


Once a year in November, visitors can enjoy stepping back in time to what it was like in the period from 1700 to 1820 during Alabama Frontier Days. See genuine blacksmiths at work, traditional Native American dances, battle re-enactments and more. Browse the living history exhibits or tour the 1751 French Fort Toulouse occupied by a full force of authentically costumer French Colonial Marines or visit the War of 1812 camp set up next to 1814 Fort Jackson. Learn the history of both forts fromt he Living History enthusiasts who give their time to inform the public what life was like in a much harsher time.

Some of the deomonstrations and events will include:
Native American
  • Pottery Making
  • Hide Tanning
  • Dugout Canoe Construction
  • Creek Indian Hunting Camp
Colonial/Early American
  • Firing a Flintlock Musket
  • Spinning, Weaving & Dying
  • Blacksmithing
  • Firing the Cannon & Wall-Gun
  • Ft. Toulouse Colonial Marines
  • Knife Making
  • War of 1812 Military Encampment
  • 42nd Royal Highlanders
  • Military Surgeon
Period Entertainment
  • Puppet & Marionette Shows
  • Strolling Balladeers
Admission Charged Hours
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm daily
More Information
  • (334) 567-3002

 


 

The French & Indian War Encampment
April 2015 (Exact Date TBA)


History comes alive with French Marines, English Troops, Creek Warriors potrayed by living history units from across Alabama and the Eastern United States.

Highlighting the French and Indian War of 1756-1763, also known as the Seven Years War. French Marines aided by the local Native Americans fought against the English troops for control of the Eastern part of North America.

The public is treated to one of the most exciting living history events in the Southeast. Re-enactors interact with visitors and entertain with skill competitions such as rapid musket fire and bayonet drills and provide insight to their living conditions of the time as well as dress and battle strategies.


Contact Information:
• Phone - (334) 567-3002
• Email - toulous1@bellsouth.net.
•Contact Ned Jenkins for more info.


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