Fort Macomb is one of the better forts around New Orleans mainly because it’s untouched from the public. It’s a creepy location inside the dark halls maybe because I was alone, but definitely and awesome exploration.
Fort Macomb is a 19th-century fortress in Louisiana, on the western shore of Chef Menteur Pass. Chef Menteur Pass is a water route from the Gulf of Mexico to Lake Pontchartrain and the lakeshore of New Orleans. The fort was occupied by a Confederate States of America garrison starting on 28 January 1861 early in the American Civil War, and retaken by the Union the following year.
In 1867 the barracks caught fire, after which the fort was largely abandoned. It was decommissioned in 1871. The fort and its land are now owned by the State of Louisiana. While some efforts were made to open it to limited tourism in the late 20th century, the decaying condition of the fort was judged too hazardous for public visits. The similar but better preserved Fort Pike some 10 miles way at the Rigolets has been the regional example of a coastal fort open to visitors.
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