The fort near New Orleans is slowly being engulfed by Lake Borgne. We were fortunate that day - the water was low enough to get inside and have a look around. We spoke to a few people on our way out that had come to visit quite a few times and weren't so lucky. Fort Proctor was a Civil War era fort build to protect the waterways near New Orleans. Surprisingly, the fort was never used. Shortly after the construction was complete, Fort Proctor was damaged by a hurricane and was never repaired before the eruption of the Civil War.
Fort Proctor, also known as Beauregard's Castle, is just a short day trip from New Orleans and well worth a visit. Learn more about Fort Proctor and its history. See below for more photos along the way through St. Bernard Parish.