Scenes from a Florida Civil War Fort

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Clinch was constructed in the mid-1800s and occupied by Confederate troops during the early days of the Civil War. Made of almost 5-million bricks, the coastal fortification proved vulnerable to modern weaponry and it was ordered to be vacated by CSA General Robert E. Lee.

Northern forces took control of Fort Clinch in 1862 and used it as a base of operations for the remainder of the conflict.

While the fort sat abandoned and started to deteriorate in the decades that followed the Civil War, it was given a new lease on life during the Great Depression when the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) restored it to its former glory.

Today, Fort Clinch is open 365 days a year. Visitors can get a glimpse into the life of a Civil War soldier through military reenactments and guides in period dress.