Fort Gadsden Historic Site

Fort Gadsden, also known as the Negro Fort, was built by the British during the War of 1812. In 1818 the U.S. government took over and rebuilt the fort, naming it after the lieutentant who supervised the construction. A testament to the cultural diversity of Florida during the Second Spanish Period, interpretive exhibits and artifacts on the role of Native and African Americans during the early 1800s are displayed at this National Historic Landmark along the banks of the Apalachicola River