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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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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 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Huntsville, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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
91 helpful votes 91 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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