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Fort D Historic Site

920 West Fort Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
+1 573-339-6340
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Has potential to be something cool.

This was a little disappointing. We were hoping to actually go inside the fort and see the rooms... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Hannah M
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Such potential

There is broken glass and trash everywhere. Unfortunately the signs were barely readable due to... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Olivia C
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This is a small city park unit that is the only Civil War defensive fort still remaining for the city of Cape Girardeau.
  • Excellent8%
  • Very good25%
  • Average43%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible4%
31 Jul 2017
“Has potential to be something cool.”
29 Nov 2016
“Stumbled upon a fort in Cape....”
920 West Fort Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
+1 573-339-6340
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was a little disappointing. We were hoping to actually go inside the fort and see the rooms inside, but everything was locked. We were only able to look at the outside, and through the windows. The park was extremely clean and well kept. It...More

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

There is broken glass and trash everywhere. Unfortunately the signs were barely readable due to graffiti. Such a historic place with so much potential.

1  Thank Olivia C
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I have been to many forts and this one is very well presented. They had lots of interesting facts you can read while roaming around.

Thank 3MG1949
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We passed by this site was not sure we had found it, Not very well marked. Does not take long to check out this sight.but is history that did not know about.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A must see when in Cape Girardeau. Here you will see original earth works that protected the Union soldiers during our Civil War. You will also see a replica of the original fort but some say not so much. This fort was one of four...More

Thank greywolf1953
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Very nice little spot overlooking the bridge. I can see why it was selected to be a fort. Not much original left but there is a reconstructed powder house to look at. Lots of interpretive panels to read. I learned something else about John Wesley...More

Thank FormerRezPilot
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I came to MS to visit a family member that cannot drive. So I got on Tripadvisor and decided to try and find some things to do while I was here. I found this... I decided too go and check it out after seeing what...More

Thank Lisicdrake2016
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We visited yesterday, Dec 11th. Obviously this is the off-season, so there were no activities & we had it all to ourselves. As a photographer, this was a good thing. Lots of interesting historical facts to be had on the plaques in front of Fort...More

1  Thank Shirlee2u
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Great to visit a little piece of local Civil War history! The markers provide a lot of information. While the surrounding neighborhood is a little shabby, it's not a drawback to a visit. Park in the lot of an old school across the street and...More

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Fort D in Cape is close to the Mississippi River and SEMO River Campus. They have reenactments and activities at the fort. You have to view the schedule for events. It is close to the Red House and other River Front activities.

Thank Sherry J
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