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Fort Morgan Historic Site

51 Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7125
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Gulf Shores
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Traveler Description: A visit is a great way to spend the afternoon but it can be a little spooky.  Some rooms are completely dark where the soldiers stored the gun... more »
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Fort Morgan with 5, 16 year old boys. They weren't very keen on the idea of visiting an old closed fort. But by the time we left....those boys had a yearning to know more and to stay longer. They each took several pictures and wanted their pics taken inside the fort. They continued to talk about their experiences... More

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We stayed just down the road from the fort, and we made a point to stop here before taking the ferry home. I was so amazed that this beautiful place is still standing! The construction going on was disappointing, but there was so much else to see and explore that it didn't matter. Really take time to walk through all... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Fort Morgan sits at the end of Fort Morgan Road in Gulf Shores, Alabama. It is kept in excellent condition and one can imagine those days of long ago.while visiting this great war hold up. For history buffs, it is a must if you are in the area . Often there are historical events here and tours. In addition to... More

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Danville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you are in to history Fort Morgan is a pleasant little place to visit. My children ages 11 and 17 even enjoyed discovering the passages and climbing around on things. Caution to parents and older ones, the steps leading up to the top are steep and one could easily take a tumble. There is a quaint little museum on... More

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We spend time out here every chance we get. We use to go take the kids to play sardines out here....they are a little stricter now.

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Washington, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We found this visit to be enjoyable, but were informed that this fort is more ruins than other forts that one might visit. There is plenty to see - a walking tour of the fort, which might take about an hour, at most. Then a small museum, which is also of interest, and finally, you can drive by the remainder... More

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Oklahoma City
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129 reviews 129 reviews
74 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We took a ferry ride to Ft. Morgan; it was so much fun. The fort was just a short distance from the embarking ramp. Lots of history here and in good condition for the most part. They were doing some repair or restructuring work which did hamper the views. Would have liked to have had a tour guide to tell... More

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Walden, Tenn
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205 reviews 205 reviews
75 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Fort Morgan has a rich history and the site does it justice, although it is clearly underfunded by the State of Alabama. The fort is well preserved in an evocative shore setting. The story of the battle for Mobile Bay along with the siege and capture of the fort itself competes with its postwar history, complete with lots of later... More

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Tipp City, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been to lots of Forts and I think this is one of the biggest. It has a lot of unique features. They are currently doing some repair on the inside so an area is shut down, but that did not hamper our visit in any way. Could have used some more signs at various points and in certain rooms... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Fort Morgan was a really interesting self guided tour that we all enjoyed very much! It was neat to be able to explore the rooms and climb on top for the perfect view of the ocean and bay! The museum space was, in my opinion, not adequate for the amount of history that took place here, but what was housed... More

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