Faq

FAQ’s

To experience all that the Fort has to offer—including live action, a colonial breakout room, colonial photo booth, shooting gallery, museum tour, and personal interaction with soldiers, craftsman, pirates, and indians and so much more—you’ll need an admission ticket. Admission to the Colonial Cafe and Trading Post is free.

The Fort is open year round, though we are occasionally closed for special events. Please see the special event calendar here (insert hyperlink to calendar) to determine Fort availability. Visit our Things to Do section for more details on the operating hours for sites, dining, and more.

When you arrive, start your visit at the Trading Post to pick up a free copy of our “Map of Colonial Mobile.” This program guide will show you which buildings are open and which programs offered during your visit along with helpful tips. Learn more in our Things to Do section.

The Fort offers its guests a variety of opportunities to relive the Colonial period in Mobile. Depending on your interests or focus, visits vary in length and activities. The Fort is filled with exciting historic stories, interactions, and informative programs that are constantly changing, expanding, and family-friendly fun.

The Fort is open all year, with reduced scheduling during special events. When adverse weather occurs, we encourage guests to explore the covered areas of the Fort as well visiting the Trading Post or Colonial Cafe. Extenuating circumstances such as steady rain for more than 3 hours during the day may sometimes require a guest to request a ticket for another days’ visit. And at the Fort guest satisfaction always comes first. Only if requested the guest will be offered a return visit (given same product originally purchased).

Free parking is conveniently located along the sides of Mardi Gras Park next door to The Fort as well as across Royal Street. Paid meter parking is available throughout other parts of downtown. If you’re staying in a hotel downtown the Fort is a convenient two block walk from all major hotels.

Yes! The Fort features a Colonial Cafe that offers a rotating menu based on the ruling country of the Fort at the time. See the schedule of events to determine which colonial power is ruling the Fort during your visit.

Yes! Our trading post is the perfect place to purchase colonial toys, pirate treasure, indian trade goods, and all things that scream fun in Mobile. A gift from the Trading Post is the perfect way to remember your visit to the Fort.

Yes! All areas of the Fort are fully wheelchair accessible.