Fort D

Constructed in the summer of 1861 by Union troops under the leadership of John Wesley Powell, Fort D is the only remaining one of four Civil War forts that protected the City of Cape Girardeau from Confederate attack. The earthwork walls remain intact, and historical signage throughout the fort's grounds bring its storied past to life. The site also contains a limestone building that was constructed in 1937 as a federal WPA project. This land fort is the site of many re-enactments and serves as a popular site for a day visit for tourists and locals who wish to experience breathtaking history tucked into the beautiful background of the Missouri outdoors. Click here to visit the Fort D Historical Site webpage.

Photo of Fort D.

  • Contact Info
  • 410 Kiwanis Drive
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6340
  • Email parks@cityofcape.org
  • Rainout Line 573.975.1024