Fort Gadsden Historic Site


Called the "Hill of Good Vistas" by the Spanish and "Achackweithle" by Native Americans, this site on the eastern bank of the Apalachicola River was the focus of a series of international conflicts that literally determined the destiny of nations. At various times Prospect Bluff hosted a Spanish settlement, a British fort, a Negro fort, and the U.S. Fort Scott and Fort Gadsden. Conflicts involved excaped Negro slaves; Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole Indians; British and American forces; and confederate and Union troops. This site is a National Historic Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Facilities include information kiosks with histori dioramas depicting early settlements and major battles. Picnic tables, nature trail, shelter, and restrooms are also on site. Activities include hiking, picnicking, wildlife observation, photography, and fishing.


Apalachicola National Forest
11152 NW State Route 20
Apalachicola, FL 32321


29.94012800, -85.01156600
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