See Tiny Fort Massachusetts

Ship Island is considered the “Plymouth Rock” of the Gulf Coast. The barrier island is where many colonists took there first steps on American soil. Construction began on Fort Massachusetts in 1859 on West Ship Island. Here we take a step back in time with Charlie Clark of Gulf Islands National Seashore to learn the fort’s interesting history and why it’s such a popular attraction.

Cool off in the Gulf of Mexico after your tour of Fort Massachusetts: