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Very Good Reconstruction of a Civil War Fort

The Union Army built Fort Curtis during the Civil War to defend its location on the Mississippi... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Nancy L
Bonita, California

Nice addition to things to tour in this local area! It's a replica but very nice place to visit. Do... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
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6 Dec 2017
“A reconstruction”
2 Jul 2017
“Very Good Reconstruction of a Civil War Fort”
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The fort is a reconstruction to give the public a general idea of what the original fort, which was further along the street, looked like. There were notice boards giving information about the site and a man who was telling us about the battle od...More

1  Thank Lindagreenacre
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Union Army built Fort Curtis during the Civil War to defend its location on the Mississippi. This is a reconstruction of the small fort, several blocks away from the original location. The signage is good and gives you a good idea of what happened...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Nice addition to things to tour in this local area! It's a replica but very nice place to visit. Do include this when you're touring historic Helena.

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Reviewed 10 June 2016

The basic reconstruction of a earthen works of a civil war fortification. I would recommend you read up on the Battle of Helena to get a feel for the history behind the site. Not to exact scale of original fort, and old photos of other...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 21 March 2016

On the day we were there, re-enactors were there demonstrating the cannons, guns, and other materiel that were used at the fort. They were very helpful in answering questions and really helped make this an interesting visit. If you are there on a day when...More

Thank Silrad
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Fort Curtis is a 3/4's scale of the original fort located 2 1/2 blocks NE of its current location. The fort has several large cannons mounted on platforms. From the fort you can see Batteries B & C which is how and where the Battle...More

3  Thank Ron A
Reviewed 24 September 2014

I'm not a civil war enthusiast but I do find the history of the southern states very interesting. I had gone to a fort in Tennessee or Louisiana a couple years ago that I found interesting because it was so quiet and I just let...More

Thank Vanghus
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Not what you think of when you think of forts - it is a reproduction of the original but helps bring history to life -

Thank mammiepoppy
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Fort Curtis is a reproduction of the original Fort that was built in summer of 1862 (the original Fort Curtis was a mile nearby with a plaque on the site). It was one of five earthwork fortifications built for the defense of the area by...More

1  Thank airlink9972
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