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Fort Massachusetts

. Description:  Islands Mississippi Located on Ship Island in Gulf Shores National park, it is one of the last masonry forts to be built.  Reachable only by ferryboat from Gulfport
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How to find: 
Address:
Ship Island
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Biloxi, MS 32561

Parent Organization:
National Park Service
Contacts
Phone 850 934-2600
Alt Phone 228 875-9057
E-mail
URL(s)
 National Park Service    http://www.nps.gov/guis/extended/MIS/MHistory/Forts.htm

  http://www.nps.gov/guis/extended/MIS/MActivty/Tours.htm
NPS Gulf Islands homepage
http://www.nps.gov/archive/guis/extended/MIS/indexMS.htm
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sep 1-Oct 26 10-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 10-2 10-2
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

AS of AUG 2007, NPS last updated pages 1/03, fees are for round-trip ferry 2007  3-10 $12    $22  62+ $20  
Special Fees:  Ferry Boat fees for round trip-- there is no fee  for the fort or ranger led tours in spring, summer & fall on West Ship Island.  Active Military ferry fee with ID $20
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing: 
http://www.msshipisland.com
Reservation Contact:
Ticketmaster or 800 388-3290 or 228 864-1013
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  One hour ferry ride to island, tours of one of the last masonry forts built.  Federal forces assembled here for the attack on New Orleans in 1862.
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period Civil War Type of Site Fort
Buildings: Masonry Fort with magazines, cannon, shot furnace, guardrooms, half bastions, casemate.
Interpreters: ranger led tours Craftspeople:
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic
Vending/
Snacks
Snack shop on island
Lodging      
Davis Bayou Campground
Gulf Shores National Seashore
 
51 Multipurpose sites 3500 Park Road
Ocean Springs MS  39564
228 875-3962
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name      
Recreation

Description

Availability Contact
Trails/Hiking      
Athletic Facilities      
Other  Beach     
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Nearby Attractions:
towns:  15mi (all by sea)  Biloxi, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, Gulf Park Estates, Gulf Hills

Historical

Description

Contact

Address

Beauvoir Jefferson Davis Shrine House Museum
George E Ohr Arts and Cultural Center Museum
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Cultural

 
Walter Anderson Museum of Art Museum      
Recreational  
       
Amusement  
       
Outdoor Recreation  
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Shopping
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Nearby Places to Stay:

Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
     

Bed & Breakfast

 
Oak Shade B&B 1017 La Fontaine Avenue
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 875-1050
Shadowlawn B&B 112 Shearwater Drive #A
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 875-6945
Father Ryan House B&B 1196 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi MS 39530
228 435-1189
Green Oaks B&B 580 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi MS 39530
228 436-6257
Old Santini House B&B 964 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi MS 39530
228 436-4078
Wilson House B&B 6312 Allen Road
Ocean Springs MS 39565
228 875-6933
Magnolia Plantation Hotel 16391 Robinson Road
Gulfport MS 39503
228 832-8400
Red Creek Inn/Vineyard & Race 7416 Red Creek Road
Long Beach MS 39560
228 452-3080
Lofty Oaks Inn 17288 Highway 67
Biloxi MS 39532
228 392-6722
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Best Western Inn 7921 Lamar Poole Road
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 875-7111
Days Inn 7301 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 872-8255
Economy Inn 2707 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 875-1111
Holiday Inn 7304 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 875-7555
Imperial Motel 3614 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 872-2021
Sundown Motel 2708 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 875-1967
Super 8 Motel 500 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 872-1888
Beach Manor Motel 662 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530
228 436-4361
Best Western Inn 7921 Lamar Poole Road
Ocean Springs MS 39564
228 875-7111
Hampton Inn 13921 Big Ridge Road
Biloxi MS 39532
228 872-6370
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Last Update 01/09/2010

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