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Fort Morgan Historic Site

Address: 51 Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: 251-540-7125
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Parks, Cultural
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: Fort built in the early 1800s to guard the entrance to Mobile Bay.
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Washington, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fort Morgan is a great site to explore. You can walk through most parts...some construction currently going on so parts are blocked off...Nov. 2014. Great self guided walking tour.Beautiful view of Mobile Bay with ships...birds...butterflies...oil rigs....ferry.....as well as a distant view of Daulphin Island and the bridge to Mobile.Cute museum with artifacts and gifts. Can do it all in an... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you are a Civil War buff you must see this fort. It is an easy walk, parking is close. Was interesting even to someone who is not a history buff.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This place was really cool, I love Civil War history. This is a self tour, there is nothing you or kids could hurt, just BIG cannons, bunkers and millions of bricks. There is a museum there full of artifacts, history and of course souvenirs. We spent 3 hours on sight, I could have spent more but not everyone in my... More

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fully enjoyed the visit with many historical revelations that I had not been aware of. The museum area is very interesting with a number of excellent displays.

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Memphis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fort is like most that don't have a lot of money to make it interactive. Small historical section in the gift shop. You do have access to a nice beach area where shelling is popular. Didn't see any one around to answer questions or give a tour of the fort. Some areas were under construction where it look like they... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visited on October 20, 2014 after reading the history of the fort and the surrounding battle of Mobile Bay. I can say I was not disappointed. The fort is in remarkable condition and filled with vast amounts of history. Restoration work was not a hinderance at all (other than some historical placards were being stored). Moving through history from the... More

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San Diego, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
45 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Ft. Morgan is a well done historical park on the east side of the entrance to Mobile Bay. It has the advantage of being an active coast artillery post into the 1920's. The ground facilities are well interpreted and made relevant through the closure of the post. We enjoyed the break in the journey from Pensacola, FL back to New... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I've recently married a history buff/Army veteran. We went to Fort Morgan to ride the ferry to Dauphin Island, but it was down for the day so instead we went to Fort Morgan. My husband explained what a lot of the cannons were and more about the lookouts (or whatever they're called). I couldn't get over the size of the... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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