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by Wildcat Dianne
April 22, 2005
Fort Conde was built by the French in 1724 (the one that stands there today is a replica from 1976). Mobile was under British occupation during the American Revolution until 1780, when the Spanish, who had joined the American cause, attacked Fort Conde and drove the British out of Mobile. Now the fort is a museum. The museum is located in the fort's tunnels, and the soldiers of the 18th century were shorter than we are today because 5'8" me and my 5'10" sister had to duck every entrance. Each room has a diorama showing what life was like in the fort. The top of the fort has cannons and great views of Mobile.
Erika and I were disappointed with Church Street and just walked around the block to see what was there, but we were hungry, hot, and tired and decided to call it a day, eat, and go home.
It is free to tour the fort and museum, and it is open daily from 8am to 6pm.
From journal Steel and Magnolias: A Day Trip to Mobile
October 10, 2000
From journal Mobile, Alabama's entry to the sea