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I took a trip during the summer to Ft. Toulouse for a Dutch Oven Gathering (DOG) during one of there weekend encampments.  I had a great time and learned a lot.  All the volunteers dressed in period clothes and answered any questions that anyone may have had.  It was a long day because I rode my motorcycle down there.  It took nearly three hours to get there from my house.  The below is from their website.

Located just south of Wetumpka where the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers meet to form the headwaters of the Alabama River, visitors will find over 6,000 years of history at Fort Toulouse-Jackson National Historic Park. One of the areas best tourist attractions, the park is open year round and everyone is invited to enjoy 165 acres of living history and natural beauty. Tour the French and American Forts, or the Mississipian Indian Mound site or just relax and take a walk along the William Bartram Arboretum trail, named for the famed 18th century botanist. Top off your trip with a visit to the Grave’s House where you’ll find a bookstore and museum featuring archaeological collections from French colonial, early American and prehistoric Indian items. The park also hosts a full service 39-site campground overlooking the Coosa River.

Most months visitors are able to be a part of living history weekends involving the French Marines at Fort Toulouse or the Tennessee Militia and the U.S. Army Regulars at Fort Jackson. In addition, visoriors will find historc black-smithing weekends as well as special events throughout the year such as Frontier Days in the Fall and the French and Indian Spring Encampment.

Most months visitors are able to be a part of living history weekends involving the French Marines at Fort Toulouse or the Tennessee Militia and the U.S. Army Regulars at Fort Jackson. In addition, visoriors will find historc black-smithing weekends as well as special events throughout the year such as Frontier Days in the Fall and the French and Indian Spring Encampment.

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