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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542-7802
+1 251-540-7127
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Historic fort

A bit of a drive from Orange Beach but well worth it for any history or Civil War buffs. Huge area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Westlake, Ohio
If you're a history buff it may be worth a visit

We did not feel it was worth our time. Don't get me wrong -- it is a very interesting historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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. The fortification was modified and used in the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II. A 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 Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day Admission Charge: Under $10
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542-7802
+1 251-540-7127
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit of a drive from Orange Beach but well worth it for any history or Civil War buffs. Huge area to see, beautiful views of the bay from some of the higher spots. Might be difficult for some people as there are lots of...More

Thank be4mm
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not feel it was worth our time. Don't get me wrong -- it is a very interesting historical site. It gave us an idea of how things may have functioned. Our reason for the low rating is that there was not a guided...More

Thank Phyl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our kids and was able to catch a tour guide giving a history lesson about the fort. Didn't know there was so much history there. Didn't see a mosquito either which was nice.

Thank Manley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not even make it inside the fort! Walked to beach area then started walking around the outside of the fort when we were immediately attacked by hundreds of mosquitoes that were huge! I am a southern Indiana country boy and have grown up...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great site for Civil War buffs A 22 mile trip from Gulf Shores along the coast. Interesting site for the Battle of Mobile Bay where Admiral Farragut uttered " damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" after one of his ironclads hit a torpedo (mine)

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I toured this fort after coming over on the ferry from Dauphin Island and touring Fort Gaines. Fort Morgan has a better gift shop, but that is all it has in comparison to Fort Gaines. Fort Morgan's brochure is not as well done, the only...More

Thank Booperskp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t waste your time on this one. Poorly maintained and not very good as a museum. I believe only three things were marked at the fort, so we ended up milking through random rooms and ruins with no idea what they had been or why...More

Thank gcbradford
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We always visit every fort we can when we are near one. This fort is one of the lesser liked forts that we have been to on trips. The museum and gift shop were both closed. Which of course our kids were looking forward to...More

Thank Bryson C
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We came here on a cloudy and windy day not expecting much. We were wrong. Very cool fort. We learned a lot of history, not only from the fort, but from talking to others visiting.

Thank mtnlover21
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

There was a short tour at 10:30 and 2:30 in the shade. I'd recommend the tour. Fyi, during the off-season there are limited hours for the museum and the gift shop was closed. They did allow re-entry with receipt so we could eat lunch and...More

Thank Froggy929
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July 1, 2017|
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Response from Leigh Ann W | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Per the updated website, on Tuesdays in June and July at 7:00 p.m. The remaining dates are 11th, 18th and 25th. Hope this helps! Enjoy! Where good shoes. Get there early. :)
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from Cheryl Z | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but since we were not there on Tuesday, I'm unable to answer this question.
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Jill B | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 2-3 hours there, but we are slow goers.