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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 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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Clarkston, Michigan, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

if you appreciate US history, you'll like this walk around fort and marvel at imagining being there / living there as a solider - would have been a tough go back in those days. It won't take you long to walk the fort and walls - half hour? And the museum (small) gives you the info. a history buff wants.

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Lambertville, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

If you go to Fort Morgan, make sure you bring water (but keep it in the car until after you pay) and be prepared to do some walking. It was very hot the day we came, but we saw what we wanted to see, despite the fact that much of it was gated off for repair. It's not as fun... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The fort seems very secluded and not much to do. We got done in the museum part of it within the hour. It was a little boring walking the grounds.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You can learn lots about the history of the area and there is plenty to look at. The way this fort is set up is just amazing. It is one of the things you definitely need to visit when you are in the area if you have a chance.

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Hosford
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We spent a good portion of the day exploring the old fort. There are some steep steps so beware. We loved climbing to the top and overlooking the bay. My kids loved exploring and finding hidden rooms. We had a group of 11 so we got the group discount. Pay for admission to explore the grounds at the museum. The... More

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Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Free of charge enjoyable visit. My 6 yo daughter was happy to look around and run where she wanted. If you considering going there with kids you can stop by the pier on the way to the museum entrance (on the right) and go look at the hermit crabs and other crabs who live in the sand!

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LaGrange, Kentucky
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a nice free visit the kids enjoyed being able to run around and look at whatever they like. My 13 year old son really enjoyed himself. The architecture is beautiful and wish I would have dressed everyone for pics would be awesome for a photo shoot

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Everyone had a great time visiting the fort, and talking to the historian. It was well worth the time to visit.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

THREE different families all came over to me as they saw me spraying my son as soon as we parked from departing the ferry. I had no problem helping and showing them all a kindness- but SERIOUSLY people- be prepared!!!!!! Look at the location- it's a paradise for the mosquito as well as biting flies. Exploring the fort is fun... More

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Belleville, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Fort Morgan is a neat place to visit. It is self guided and a bit of walking, but if you want a taste of what is would have been like to serve there you get it. It could use more signs explaining stuff but that may be in museum which was closed when I was there. It was closed because... More

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