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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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chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had no idea what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised. This fort is huge and there are so many parts to explore. We went on a twilight-Tuesday event where they had people dressed up in costumes, explained the history of the fort and even set off canons. Our whole family loved it. Bring bottled water, comfortable walking shoes... More

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Asheville
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77 reviews 77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This historical fort which was built during the civil war served as a fort during several subsequent wars through World War II. One will have to use their imagination of how the fort appeared during its glory days and how the various sections were used as the fort is in various stages of decline. Work was being done to restore... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A great history lesson for the young and old. Always interesting little things you didn't see last time you were there. The gift shop and museum is very entertaining. I love to see the history right in front of me. Perfect place to teach kids and adults a little about our area. Great place for a field trip or a... More

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We loved this particular fort and loved all of the parts to investigate. A wonderful way to teach all ages our history!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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

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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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