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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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Address: 110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: +1 251-540-7127
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Fort Morgan is a masonry fortification built by the United States to...
Fort Morgan is a masonry fortification built by the United States to protect the entrance of Mobile Bay. Construction began in 1819 and was completed in 1834. Site of the Battle of Mobile Bay and a near two week siege in 1864,interpretation focuses primarily upon the Civil War; however, the fortification was modified and used in the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II. Please note that at this time some areas of the fort are closed for restoration. We apologize for any inconvenience that this necessary work may cause you. A small museum on site interprets the high points of the site's history and contains a small gift shop. The beaches that surround the point are a popular fishing destination for shore fishing. A boat launch is also located on the site as well as the landing for the Mobile Bay Ferry. Hours of Operation: Grounds are open 8:00 - 5:00 Central Time Museum is open 9:00 - 4:30 Central Time Museum and Grounds are closed for holiday observance November 27-28, 2014, December 25-26, 2014, and January 1, 2015. Admission Charge: $7.00 per Adult $5.00 per Senior $4.00 per Child Military are free with proper identification.
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We were not sure if we wanted to spend the money to see this attraction but it was very interesting and it's amazing to see the craftsmanship of the brick layers and think about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Fort Morgan, It was not that long a drive and was a bit of history we wanted our boys to see. It cost 6 dollars per person as we were all adults, We arrived at just the right time as they were doing a reenactment of the firing of a civil war cannon. This was great to see.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were not sure if we wanted to spend the money to see this attraction but it was very interesting and it's amazing to see the craftsmanship of the brick layers and think about how they laid all this brick 180+ years ago!!

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St Louis, MO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Cool place if you like history. It's a quick trip through. Good place to let the kids run a little. Good spots for photo ops!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I had my fair share of visiting forts .. and Fort Morgan was interesting looking fort and the history well just was wishing for more beach time really :) but I knew my dad was interested in fort. Wasn't expecting the cost of entry to be 24 dollars for 5 adults two of which were seniors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lots to look at. It is much bigger than you think. It opens early to beat the heat. It gets really hot outside during the day. My son loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The Twilight Tour starts at 7pm. Go early enough to really check out the fort. The tour is more of a demonstration than a tour. The start of the tour brings you into the main yard area where you are given an informative talk by a soldier. Then you are allowed to roam around and check out the fort. Soldiers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Mice little history trip. Just don't go in July super hot. Other than heat was n. ice. Nice ltamily trip.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There is decent history with Fort Morgan, but nothing amazing. I would recommend the 7pm night tour. It is cooler in the evening and they fire rifles and a cannon. Also, the view of Mobile Bay is breathtaking. The drive is 45 minutes from Gulf Shores so prepare for the trek. No need to go there after one time, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Very neat place to visit. Lots of history, beautiful views. Beautiful place for pictures. Glad we went! Only down side is, it's not very handicap friendly.

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Harrison, Arkansas
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My family really enjoyed the history and were amazed at the structure and just trying to figure out how things worked.

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Additional Information about Fort Morgan State Historic Site

Address: 110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Phone Number: +1 251-540-7127
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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