Forts Across the United States

Fort Laramie Barracks

Fort Laramie Barracks, Kathy Weiser-Alexander, September, 2009.

There are literally hundreds of old forts across the nation, ranging from military posts, to fortresses established by fur trading companies, to private enterprises built solely to protect the pioneers within. Though many of these old forts are long gone, there are dozens of others that continue to stand, some restored, some in ruins, and others still currently serving as active posts. While this is not a complete list, we are continually adding to it as we travel and find more information.

Fort Laramie is one of the posts established by the American Fur Company, who well-nigh monopolized the Indian trade of this whole region. “

— Francis Parkman

Alabama

Fort Conde

Fort Gaines

Fort Morgan

Arizona

Camp Crittenden

Camp Date Creek

Camp Hualapai

Fort Apache

Fort Breckinridge (old Camp Grant)

Fort Buchanan

Fort Bowie

Fort Bowie Parade Ground

Fort Bowie Parade Ground. Kathy Weiser-Alexander, 2015. Click to see photo gallery.

Fort Meeks/Lee’s Ferry

Fort Mojave

Fort Thomas

Fort Tucson

Fort Verde

Fort Whipple

San Xavier del Bac Mission

Fort Verde, Arizona

 

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith Arkansas, October 2007.

Arkansas

Fort Chaffee

Fort Logan H. Roots

Fort Smith

California

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, California

Many people are not aware that Alcatraz was a fort  before it became a Penitentiary

Colorado

Bent's Fort Colorado by Kathy Weiser

Bent’s Fort Colorado by Kathy Weiser. Click to see photo gallery.

Florida

Castillo San Marcos Courtyard by Kathy Weiser

Castillo San Marcos Courtyard by Kathy Weiser. Click to see photo gallery

Fort San Lucia

Fort San Luis de Apalachee

Fort San Marcos de Apalache

Fort San Nicholas

Fort Scott

Fort Shannon

Fort Simmons

Fort St. Andrews

Fort St. Francis de Pupa

Fort Stansbury

Fort Starke

Fort Sullivan

Fort Taylor

Fort T.B. Adams

Fort Thompson

Fort Tonyn

Fort Vinton

Fort Wacahoota

Fort Walker

Fort Walton

Fort Ward

Fort Weadman

Fort White

Fort William

Fort Zachary Taylor

Martello Towers, Key West, Florida

Nicolls’ Outpost

Presidio Isla Santa Rosa Punta de Siguenza

Presidio San Miguel de Panzacola

Presidio Santa Maria de Galve

San Marcos De Apalache

West Martello Tower

Yellow Bluff Fort

 

1 thought on “Forts Across the United States”

  1. looks like you skipped NH entirely!

    fort constitution/fort william and mary
    the fort at #4 in charlestown,NH
    Fort Stark

    and Maine!
    fort knox (the other fort knox!)

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