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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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Wonderful Historic Visit!

Confederate fort that guarded Mobile Bay. Very interesting. Of great historic value. Easy to get to and if you wish you can then take the ferry, car and all, back across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Madison, Mississippi
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Madison, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Confederate fort that guarded Mobile Bay. Very interesting. Of great historic value. Easy to get to and if you wish you can then take the ferry, car and all, back across the bay. I went as a child and now as a 53 yr old I am still just enamored with the structure and history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our 8 year old son was bored out of his mind, but it really is an impressive structure with a great reenactment, weapons demonstration, on Tuesday nights. Reasonably priced and only a short drive from Gulf Shores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to the Tuesday night tour and arrived in time for the 7pm start. If you have boys or fans of history, go earlier. If I was more aware, I would have gotten there about 3pm, left and had dinner at Sassy Bass and returned for the 7pm evening tour. There are some beautiful beaches too!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fort Morgan is an amazingly sturdy and imposing structure that was used well into the 1900s.Its most famous role, I believe most would agree, was as one of the imposing forts that fired on Union Admiral Mobile Bay when he was en route to the occupation of the City of Mobile. Very cool to walk around and it gives commanding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were in the area and visited this fort. There is a lot of history here and a nice museum to look through.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

When in Pensacola Beach we head to the beaches within the fort area. Never crowded and always pristine, it is my favorite place. You see more sea birds there than on the other beaches. During fall and spring the walking trails are also wonderful. Seniors over 65 can purchase a national parks pass at the gate which entitles you to... More 

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Being married to a cival war era lover, this was one of our "must sees". The fort has been well preserved and there are many places where you can see and touch the battle scars. A section of wall on the East that still bears the damage from the attack, the calcium deposits on the great stone walls and sections... More 

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Adairsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this for the first time during the tour this year and it was really neat to see the living conditions and how the people had to survive back in the days. There were live tour guides that really brought to life almost every aspect of living in the late 1800's. I would really recommend this to families of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Wow. What an amazing piece of history to see. I had no idea how much of this fort was still standing to tour. Built in 1819, it really takes you back in time. The museum was also interesting with numerous artifacts from the fort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I went to Fort Morgan last year in the summer. It was very hot and there are not many opportunities to get shade, so wear sunscreen. That all being said, it was very cool to see the fort. We had a tour guide who was dressed to period in a wool outfit (sweating profusely). My husband is... More 

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Additional Information about Fort Morgan State Historic Site

Address: 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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