Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson State Historic Site presents a program recreating the various Native American and European powers involved in the French and Indian War also known as the Seven Years War (1755-1763). Fort Toulouse was a part of the French colony of Louisiana from 1717 until 1763. It was the eastern most out of a Louisiana colony centered on the Mississippi valley and covering most of eight modern day states. Its purpose was to keep the British out of Alabama River valley and Louisiana and make French policy known among the Creek Indians. Today, Fort Toulouse - Fort Jackson is operated by the Alabama Historical Commission.
French Colonial Marines and their families will garrison Fort Toulouse with the French civilians, and their Indian allies camping around the fort. British forces will be located nearby. There will be a mock battle early each afternoon. Souvenirs and items replicating those of the period will be available from merchants on site.
Living history demonstrations of military, Indian, and civilian life will take place on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Living history Participants will be dressed and equipped as they appeared in Colonial Louisiana during the period of 1755-1763.
Call Ove Jensen at 334-567-3002 for more information.
Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children six to eighteen years of age.