We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Last Surviving Fort”

Fort D Historic Site
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This is a small city park unit that is the only Civil War defensive fort still remaining for the city of Cape Girardeau.
Champaign, Illinois
Level Contributor
113 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Last Surviving Fort”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

I applaud Cape Girardeau for keeping the site of this historic fort open (the other 3 no longer exist). We spent about 20 minutes reading some of the historical plaques, viewing the grounds and the overlook of the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, the site is a little worn down and in need of some tender loving care (please replace the tattered American Flag!). Location is not hard to find if you follow the sign on Sprigg St. Parking can be a challenge. We used the lot at the old school. This could be a wonderful site. For more information on the forts see the 17 minute video at Southeast Missouri State University River Campus.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Adagio_Travelers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2
    5
    9
    3
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cabool, Missouri
Level Contributor
298 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Nice Historical Park”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

This was our first place to visit in the Cape Girardeau area, and we enjoyed the numerous historical plaques, and the authentic old Fort building overlooking the Mississippi River. The drawback was location, it was in a run down area, and we did not feel very safe.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank motraveler50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Worth seeing, but not worth a detour”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Climb the viewing platform and take binoculars if you can. The best spectacle is seeing the disturbance in the water as the Ohio river flows in to the mighty Mississipi.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Jenny E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cape Girardeau
Level Contributor
37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Family History”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We were there during some realistic shows. It was great to look at old guns and cannon. The way they dressed was also interesting. Old History some stuff you just can't get out of a book!

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Pbear55
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Auburn, Alabama
Level Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“In a sketchy neighborhood”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

If this were in a better location it would definitly be worth going to see. It is situated in the middle of a neighborhood where my family was not comfortable getting out of the car.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Ben P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Fort D Historic Site also viewed

 
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Been to Fort D Historic Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing