34th Christmas Through Ages Dec. 9 at historic Ft. Gaines
The 34th Annual Christmas through the Ages, a living history day for the whole family, is scheduled at Dauphin Island’s Fort Gaines on Saturday, December 9 from 9 a.m. ‘til 5 p.m.
Experience an 1861 Christmas with the Confederate garrison during this living history weekend for the whole family. A letter home from James M. Williams with the 21st Alabama Infantry Volunteers stationed at Fort Gaines in 1861 provides the blueprint for this event. Enjoy the magic of Christmas with a guided candlelight tour. Join the soldiers from the 1700′s through the 1900′s and their families as they celebrate a non-commercial Christmas. Visiting children will have the chance to make a seashells ornament and other decorations. Admission for those 13 and over is $8. Children 5-12 will be admitted for $4, and children 4 and under are admitted free. For more info, call 251-861-6992 or visit dauphinisland.org.