Today the Little Girl and Seymore were playing Fort. The little Girl had built a fort in the dining room and they called it Fort Adventure. They were having fun coloring and reading. Seymore started thinking. He remembered seeing a sign for Fort Pickens while they were at the beach. He wondered if it was like Fort Adventure and whether or not he and the Little Girl could play there too? So the Little Girl decided they should visit Fort Pickens.
Fort Pickens was in the Gulf Islands National Park way past the beach Seymore had been to with the Little Girl. Shore birds made their nests on the ground along the way to the fort. They had to go slow so it would be safe for the baby birds to cross the roads.
It took a little longer than Seymore expected, but they finally made it to the fort! Fort Pickens was nothing like the fort in the dining room. It was huge! And it looked very different than any of the buildings Seymore had seen before. The little girl said it was a very old place. In fact, Fort Pickens was over 180 years old and that made it a very historic place. You can learn a lot about the past at historic places.
-Entry to the Fort is free but there is a fee to get into the park.
-The roads are sometimes closed after a storm or a lot of rain.
-There is a lot to do at the park including camping, hiking, and fishing. You can call 850-934-2600 or visit nps.gov/guis for more details.