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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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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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This fort is very well preserved, after you pay an admission fee you receive a map to go on a self guided tour. I would like to have had more information such as a video or a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Johnstown, New York
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Johnstown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This fort is very well preserved, after you pay an admission fee you receive a map to go on a self guided tour. I would like to have had more information such as a video or a guide. History lovers will enjoy this fort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit with a Very well preserved fort/historic site. The beaches were beautiful and in the process of being reclaimed. Very peaceful and pretty !

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

A great activity to do with the whole family. Take the Ferry to Dauphin Island for an additional activity

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Heath, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful site. Had some construction going on. Orange fences and Keep Out signs up through out the site. If you are a history person you definitely want to check this place out.

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Monroeville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The fort is pretty much open access. There are two wonderful older homes (original) on the fort that are restored, plus the old hospital which also serves as a gift shop. The pier was blocked for some reason this time, but it is so great to watch the ferry come over loaded with cars from Dauphin Island. Very disappointed that... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had been to Fort Morgan years ago, but it was like seeing it anew. The staff were friendly, and you didn't feel like you were being constantly watched. My husband likes histories sites so this was a plus to our vacation.

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Decorah, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We decided to Go to Fort Morgan as we had been to the Fort on the other side at Dauphin Island. I would have to say at this time the fort at Dauphin is better. Some construction orange fencing up but no construction going on the day we were there. Most interesting thing was just outside of the fort to... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited Fort Morgan Civil War Park on a Sunday afternoon in late March 2015. It was a nice sunny day although it was rather windy. The museum/gift store was nice and there was much to read about the items they had on display. I especially liked the letters that Confederate soldiers had written home to loved ones. The fort... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is my second time here and it seems that they have some parts closed for repair. You can still see a lot of the fort but you will see a lot of closed sections. You can still see most everything, just not be able to walk around the whole place.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The brochure for Fort Morgan looked very interesting, however, when we visited there, much of the fort was closed due to renovations.

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