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Fort Massachusetts (Mississippi)

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Fort Massachusetts is a fort on West Ship Island along the Mississippi Gulf Coast of the United States. It was built following the War of 1812, with brick walls during 1859–1866, and remained in use until 1903. Currently, it is a historical tourist attraction within the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The fort is located about halfway along the north shore of West Ship Island, near a boat pier.

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Fort Massachusetts
Fort Massachusetts
Fort Massachusetts (Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Fort Massachusetts (Mississippi)
Fort Massachusetts (Mississippi) is located in the United States
Fort Massachusetts (Mississippi)
Nearest cityGulfport, Mississippi
Area85 acres (34 ha)
NRHP reference No.71000067[1]
Added to NRHPJune 21, 1971
Interior view of Fort Massachusetts, prepared for tours.

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