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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
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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

we visited when they were doing the reenactments and it was really cool and very informational. Very beautiful and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Loved visiting the fort. They allow you to roam and see the fort on your own terms. You have a map and several points throughout that tell you more about the history of the place. We loved walking through the fort and even going down some small hallways just to see what was back there. You can also climb up... More

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North Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We got to the fort early with our two kids and so we did not have a lot of other people to contend with. That was really nice. The price is not expensive. Only 18 for a family of four! Cheap! The pirate puttputt would have been 40 dollars for 4 people for one round. Way cheaper and your admission... More

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Commerce GA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Admission was $18 for 2 adults and 2 kids. We spent a lot of time exploring the fort. It is much bigger than you would think. Some of the metal stairs are very rusted and scary climbing up to the top. If you have toddlers and small ones wait until they are older to visit .

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Ok so its a little pricey but I would recommend this as the history lesson is worth the price. Make sure and explore there are a lot of interesting spots to see. Don't forget the museum

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Hebron, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were extremely surprised with the size of the fort. When you first park, there does not appear to be much there. Once inside the actual fort, you see how immense the fort actually is. Easy to visualize the gun emplacements and how the fort played a role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in the Civil War.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We liked that it was open, so our boys could explore while my husband read. He's a big history buff and really enjoyed it. I liked looking in all the rooms and gaining an understanding of how they lived.

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Walden, Tenn
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52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fort Morgan has a rich history, most notably as the premier defensive position guarding Mobile Bay during the Civil War. The fort remains in good condition, modified over the years by later generations of coastal fortifications, itself an interesting story. A small museum, about to be renovated in time for the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Mobile Bay in August... More

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Washburn, Missouri, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This Civil War fort was involved in the Battle of Mobile Bay. It is well preserved and is open for the public to explore. It is located on a point projecting out into the mouth of Mobile Bay. It is adjacent to the beach and you can easily enjoy both.

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McKinney, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Rent a cottage. We like 'VRBO'. It's a bit of a drive but worth it. Away from the main tourist attractions (but close enough to visit them). The people on the beach are those staying there, which makes it very quiet & friendly. Fort Morgan itself is rich in History and worth a few hour visit.

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