Forts Across the United States

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith, Arkansas

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



Fort Verde, Arizona by Kathy Weiser-Alexander

Fort Verde, Arizona by Kathy Weiser-Alexander


Fort Chaffee

Fort Logan H. Roots


Sutter's Fort, Sacramento, California, 1847

Sutter’s Fort, Sacramento, California, 1847

Fort Rosecrans
Fort Ross 
Fort Tejon
Fort Winfield Scott
Fort Yuma
Presidio of Monterey
Presidio of San Diego
Presidio de San Francisco
Presidio Of Sonoma
Sutter’s Fort


ort, Colorado by Kathy Wesier-Alexander

Bents Fort, Colorado by Kathy Weiser-Alexander


Fort Christina
Fort Delaware

Fort DuPont
Fort Miles

Fort Saulsbury


Castillo San Marcus, St. Augustine, Florida by Dave Alexander

Castillo San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida by Dave Alexander

Fort San Lucia
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
Yellow Bluff Fort

Fort Pulaski, Georgia by the National Park Service

Fort Pulaski, Georgia by the National Park Service


Augusta Arsenal
Fort Barrington
Fort Benjamin Hawkins
Fort Benning
Fort Early
Fort Frederica
Fort Gaines
Fort Gillem
Fort Gordon

Fort Hollingsworth–White House
Fort Hughes
Fort James Jackson
Fort King George
Fort McAllister
Fort McIntosh
Fort McPherson
Fort Morris

Fort Morris Historic Site
Fort Oglethorpe
Fort Perry
Fort Pulaski
Fort Scott
Fort St. Andrews
Fort Stewart
Fort Walker


Fort Boise


Apple River Fort
Fort Armstrong
Fort Beggs
Fort de Chartres

Fort Crèvecoeur
Fort Dearborn
Fort Defiance

Fort Johnson
Fort Lamotte
Fort Massac
Fort Sheridan


Fort Dodge (1851-53)


Custer House at Fort Dodge, Kansas

Custer House at Fort Dodge, Kansas by Kathy Alexander.


Battery Steele
Fort Allen
Fort Baldwin
Fort Edgecomb
Fort Foster
Fort George (Brunswick)
Fort George (Castine)
Fort Gorges
Fort Halifax
Fort Kent
Fort Knox
Fort Levett

Fort Loyal
Fort Lyon
Fort Mary
Fort McClary
Fort McKinley
Fort Menaskoux
Fort O’Brien
Fort Pentagouet
Fort Point
Fort Popham
Fort Pownall
Fort Preble

Fort Richmond
Fort Scammell
Fort St. George
Fort Sullivan
Fort Sumner
Fort Western
Fort William Henry
Fort Williams
Forts of Casco Bay
Hancock Barracks
Harbor Defenses of Portland
Harbor Defenses of Portsmouth


Fort McHenry


Fort Warren, Massachusetts by Doc Searls, Flickr

Fort Warren, Massachusetts by Doc Searls, Flickr

Acushnet Fort
East Point Military Reservation
Eastern Point Fort
Fort Andrew
Fort Andrews
Fort Banks
Fort Dawes
Fort Defiance
Fort Devens
Fort Duvall
Fort Glover
Fort Heath

Fort Independence
Fort Juniper
Fort Lee
Fort Miller
Fort Nichols
Fort Philip
Fort Phoenix
Fort Pickering
Fort Revere
Fort Rodman
Fort Ruckman
Fort at Salisbury Point

Fort Sewall
Fort Standish
Fort Strong
Fort Taber
Fort Warren
Fort Washington
Fort Winthrop
Fourth Cliff Military Reservation
Harbor Defenses of Boston
Harbor Defenses of New Bedford
Huguenot Fort
Russell Garrison


Fort Snelling (Fort Saint Anthony)


Fort D, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Fort D, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Fort Zumwalt
Jefferson Barracks
Joseph Robideaux’ Trading Post
Liberty Arsenal
St. Louis Arsenal


Old Fort Benton, Montana by John Ford Clymer, 1967.

Old Fort Benton, Montana by John Ford Clymer, 1967.

Fort Omaha, Nebraska Building by Kathy Weiser-Alexander

Fort Omaha, Nebraska Building by Kathy Alexander


Camp Sheridan
Fontenelle’s Post
Fort Atkinson
Fort Calhoun
Fort Crook


Camp McGarry
Fort Churchill

Fort Halleck

Fort Schellbourne

New Hampshire

Fort Constitution, New Hampshire by Alexius Horatius Wikipedia

Fort Constitution, New Hampshire by Alexius Horatius, Wikipedia

Fort Constitution
Fort Dearborn

Fort at Number 4
Fort Stark

Fort Washington
Fort Wentworth

New Mexico

New York

Castle Clinton

North Dakota



Fort Astoria
Fort Clatsop
Fort Columbia
Fort Colville
Fort Dalles/Fort Lee
Fort Dent
Fort Harney

Fort Henrietta
Fort Hoskins
Fort Klamath
Fort Lawton
Fort Lewis
Fort Nez Perce
Fort Nisqually

Fort Okanogan
Fort Stevens
Fort Townsend
Fort Ward
Fort Worden
Fort George Wright
Fort Yamhill


Carnahan’s Blockhouse
Fort Allen – (Carbon County)
Fort Allen – (Westmoreland County)
Fort Antes
Fort Armstrong
Fort Augusta
Fort Bedford
Fort Boone
Fort Bosley
Fort Brady
Fort Crawford
Fort Deshler
Fort Dickinson
Fort Durkee
Fort Duquesne
Fort Freeland

Fort Gaddis
Fort Granville
Fort Halifax
Fort Hand
Fort Hanna’s Town
Fort Horn
Fort Indiantown Gap
Fort Jenkins
Fort Jones
Fort Juniata Crossing
Fort Lafayette
Fort Laughlin
Fort Ligonier
Fort Loudoun
Fort Machault
Fort McClure
Fort McIntosh
Fort Menninger

Fort Mifflin
Fort Muncy
Fort Necessity
Fort Pitt
Fort Presque Isle
Fort Prince George
Fort Reid
Fort Rice
Fort Robert Smalls
Fort Swartz
Fort Venango
Fort Wheeler
Forty Fort
Light’s Fort
Redstone Old Fort
Reed’s Fort
Spark’s Fort

Rhode Island

Camp Varnum
Conanicut Battery
Fort Adams
Fort Barton
Fort Burnside
Fort Church
Fort Dumpling

Fort Getty
Fort Greble
Fort Greene
Fort Kearny
Fort Mansfield
Fort Ninigret

Fort Wetherill
Fort Wolcott
Fort Hamilton
Goat Island/Owl’s Nest
Oak’s Inn Military Reservation
Queen’s Fort

Fort Sumter, South Carolina

Fort Sumter, South Carolina

South Carolina

Fort Moultrie
Fort Sumter

South Dakota

Fort Bennett
Fort Dakota
Fort Hale
Fort James
Fort Kiowa

Fort Lookout
Fort Meade
Fort Pierre Chouteau
Fort Randall

Fort Sisseton
Fort Sully
Fort Thompson
Whetstone Agency


Fort Henderson
Fort Hood
Fort Houston (Anderson County)
Fort Sam Houston
Fort Inge
Fort Inglish
Fort Lancaster
Fort Leaton
Fort Lincoln
Fort Lipantitlan
Fort Lyday
Fort Maison Rouge
Fort Martin Scott
Fort Mason
Fort McIntosh
Fort McKavett
Fort Merrill
Fort Milam
Fort Parker
Fort Pena
Fort Phantom Hill
Fort Polk
Fort Quitman
Fort Richardson
Fort Ringgold
Fort D. A. Russell
Fort Sabine
Fort Saint Louis

Fort San Jacinto
Fort Stockton
Fort Stubblefield
Fort Tenoxtitlan
Fort Terán
Fort Travis
Fort Trevino
Fort Worth
Fortin de la Cienega
Jowell Family Fort
Lacy’s Fort
Little River Fort
Moore’s Fort
Presidio de la Bahía del Espíritu Santo
Presidio de la Virgen de los Dolores de los Tejas
Presidio de San Agustín de Ahumada
Presidio de San Antonio de Béjar
Presidion de San Elizario
Presidio de San Xavier de Gigedo
Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahia (Fort Defiance, Fort Goliad)
Presidio de San Saba
Princess Sophia’s Fort


Cove Fort, Utah

Cove Fort, Utah


Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont courtesy Wikipedia

Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont courtesy Wikipedia

Champlain Arsenal
Chimney Point
Fort Dummer
Fort Ethan Allen

Fort Frederick
Fort Independence
Fort Mott

Fort Ranger
Fort Sainte Anne
Fort Warren


Fort Belvoir
Fort Early
Fort Ethan Allen
Fort Eustis
Fort Evans
Fort Farnsworth
Fort A.P. Hill
Fort Huger
Fort Hunt
Fort Jackson
Fort John Custis

Fort Lee
Fort Loudoun
Fort Mattapony
Mayfield Fortification
Fort Monroe
Fort Mattapony
Fort Monroe
Fort Myer
Fort Nelson
Fort Norfolk
Fort Philip Long

Fort Pickett
Fort Pocahontas
Fort Powhatan
Fort C.F. Smith
Fort Ward
Fort Wool
Fort Story
Fort Willard
Fort Winslow
Fort Wool


American Camp-English Camp
Fort Columbia
Fort Nisqually
Fort Okanogan

Fort Simcoe
Fort Spokane
Fort Steilacoom
Fort Stevens

Fort Townsend
Fort William
Fort Vancouver
Fort Walla Walla

West Virginia

Fort Ashby
Fort Boreman
Fort Capon
Fort Cocke
Fort Cox
Fort Edwards
Fort Forman
Fort Henry

Fort John Parker
Fort New Salem
Fort Ohio
Fort Pearsall
Fort Randolph
Fort Sellers

Fort Seybert
Fort Thomas Parker
Fort Van Meter
Homer’s Fort
New Creek Blockhouse
Prickett’s Fort


Compiled Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated February 2022.

Also See:

Forts & Presidios Photo Gallery

Haunted Forts

Soldiers & Officers in American History

Trading Posts of the Fur Trade