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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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Neat historic sight. In the process of getting a facelift, but still a lot to see. Great views, neat to see the oil rigs as well. Be careful on the stairs!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting Fort...I've visited several Forts in the States. This Fort was interesting along the coastline but lots of construction and maintenance is being done which causes some interruption to seeing it all in a convenient fashion. I did love taking pictures here and experiencing some 'haunting'. I will say though, do NOT try and take any fluids into the museum... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you like history this is a great location to visit. It is self guided and gives a great look into our past dating back to the Civil War.

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Bon Secour, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's a big part of history but need someone telling you the history of the fort and not just looking at walls

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Kind of cool history, lots of big rock and a couple buildings/houses. Well manicured park. Quite a little drive from Gulf Shores. We didn't stay long. If there wasn't anything else to do we might have spent more time. If your kids aren't really into history be prepared for "can we go yet?"

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Neat historic sight. In the process of getting a facelift, but still a lot to see. Great views, neat to see the oil rigs as well. Be careful on the stairs!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our trip to Fort Morgan. I didn't know too much about this fort or the Battle of Mobile, but this helped to teach us more about it. The museum was small, but very nice and had good descriptions of what the fort was used for during different time periods. There were some areas with some very steep... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

i took my teenage children, grandson 2, and my niece to this historic site. At first the kids didn't really want to go... they said they get history in school! I really wanted to have them see and feel first hand the what this type of history really means. Real people, lives lost, to walk where they walked and have... More 

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Judsonia, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very nice to go through. Especially liked the museum with all of the pictures and memoriabilia front that time. All had explanations for each. We're not able to do the ferry ride or go to the seawall. Was told that there are dolphins s there certain times of the day. If you are active duty military please take advantage of.... More 

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Prosper, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The old Fort is an amazing site to see. Reading all of the history at the museum, then getting to walk the grounds is great. A caution for people with small kids - there are steps here that are extremely steep, and without railing. You aren't missing the experience of Fort Morgan by not climbing some of these steps, so... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife is not much of a history buff (to say the least). She was more interested in some items than I was. You can walk just about anywhere you wish and climb all over the fort. It was a great way to spend a few hours away from the beach.

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