Old Spanish Fort


Travel Date:  June 2004


An Intriguing Piece of Mississippi History


The museum curator, Chris Maskew, is there to answer any questions and he is familiar with a huge amount of local and state historical facts.  The museum has hundreds of artifacts and displays representing the Gulf Coast history.  


Contrary to the false rumor that the museum houses the world's largest shrimp, there is a huge prawn on display in a jar.  


There are so many wonderful items in this museum -- from the Magnolia Flag to an iron baby coffin.  The museum has admission fees of $4 for adults and $2 for children 6 and older.  Children under six are admitted free if accompanied by an adult.  School groups get a special rate of $1 per student and no admission fee for teachers and chaperones.  Donations are welcome also; therefore, if you are able to do so, this is an excellent opportunity to give back.

The La Pointe-Krebs House, which was once known as the Old Spanish Fort, actually is not a fort nor is it Spanish.  The house is on the museum grounds and consists of three rooms, each with its own fireplace -- the large room actually has two fireplaces.  The floors of the house are solid and sturdy.  A porch extends around three sides of the house.  

The house is open to the public.





Terry Copeland admiring tree behind the La Pointe-Krebs House


There is much more to see at the Old Spanish Fort Museum than what is shown on this page.  To fully appreciate the rich history captured here, you must visit this place in person.  The small admission fee helps to maintain the place and will be well-spent.  


The contact information for the fort is:


La Pointe-Krebs House & Old Spanish Fort Museum

    4602 Fort Street

    Pascagoula, MS  39567

    228-769-1505 / 228-769-1432 (FAX)

    email:  oldspanishfort@netscape.net