This is the La Compagnie Franche de la Marine du Fort Toulouse, a living history organization dedicated to researching, recreating, and reenacting the everyday life of the French Marines, their families, and the Native allies. They reenacted a military training exercise and fired their musket's.
Today, we visited Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Historic park for Alabama Frontier Day.
We love learning about history through reenactments- called Living History.
The boys learned a lot about life in Alabama in the 18-19th century and even "met" Andrew Jackson and Davey Crockett
The French fort, Fort Toulouse, is a re-creation of the last or 3rd French fort built between 1749 and 1751, and is a National Historic Landmark.
The American fort, Fort Jackson, is built on the site of the original fort in 1814.
It is nestled between the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers and is scattered with beautiful Water Oak trees filled with Spanish moss.
They performed a ceremonial Indian dance around a fire.