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Fort Morgan Historic Site

51 Highway 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-540-7125
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Ranked #6 of 17 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Twilight Tour was fabulous. The actors were very knowledgeable and friendly. The evening weather was nice. Our favorite part was the firing of the canon. If you like history you will like to visit Fort Morgan. Take a flashlight to explore the tunnels. Keep in mind part of the fort is under construction/restoration.

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Durant, Oklahoma
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a well kept old civil war fort that gives you a litte life lession about how difficult things really were in that era.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I was a little nervous about visiting with a two and five year old, but they both loved it. The fort was intriguing and you could feel the history while walking through. As a self - guided walking tour, we could wander at our own pace and order. I'm glad we visited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful! Intriguing! Worth the drive. My husband, son, and I really enjoyed our visit. We arrived early in the morning and avoided much of the summer heat and beat the crowd.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Fort Morgan was worth the stop to allow our children to climb, walk and explore this historic site. Wear your walking shoes. Go when it isn't terribly hot.

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Independence, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Very interesting but seems pricey. Unfortunately I don't think we fully gave it all of our attention. Neat if you have never been to a fort. It was extremely hot the day we went so I don't know if we were truly in to it.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you love older structures & history this is for you!! There is a museum on site with several artifacts from that time period. You pay inside the museum. They have small gift shop too. We went around 10am and probably looked around for an hour or two. It's very interesting listening to the guided tours and very knowledgeable. Over... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this stop on our trip. There was good story, along with good activity. Nice walk, some steep steps. Incredible to imagine the activity that took place there during wartime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Very well worth the trip.. My kids loved the visit and was never inched bored..will be returning in the near future.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place is really neat. Its a must do for anyone going to Gulf Shores. Its a good place for the kids to go and run off a little energy. At noon they fire the canons, make sure you take a guided tour.

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