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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542
+1 251-540-7127
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Fun for kids who like history

Went because our group had adult males, tween males and a younger male who are all into history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
soccergirlStLouis_Mo
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st louis, mo
Exploring the Fort

Very interesting and historical place. The view from the top of the fort is magnificent. The museum... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Renee W
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Located on Mobile Point, at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, the site has a diverse number of activities to make your vacation a memorable one. Preceded by another fort, Fort Bowyer during the War of 1812, Fort Morgan is a Third System masonry fort built between 1819 and 1833. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Used intermittently through the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, the site showcases the evolution of seacoast fortifications and adaptations made by the U.S. Army for the defense of the country.
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“civil war” (95 reviews)
“mobile bay” (68 reviews)
“small museum” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542
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+1 251-540-7127
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went because our group had adult males, tween males and a younger male who are all into history. Guided tour once a day, may not be worth the wait. tour guide was dry and seemed miserable. We went off on our own because you can....More

1  Thank soccergirlStLouis_Mo
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and historical place. The view from the top of the fort is magnificent. The museum /gift shop is very nice but a bit pricey. Over all it was a great visit.

Thank Renee W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to walk around if you enjoy history, esp military history. The museum is small but informative. The staff is friendly and helpful. Great place for dads if the fish aren't biting and sitting on the beach is getting old.

1  Thank elvisisgone
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lady in museum/gift shop was very friendly. Should have done the guided tour but we just looked around on our own. Very interesting to see everything in the area. Great views also!

1  Thank Deann L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did not realize how important this fort was. It's in really good shape and has many artifacts to see. Good information available as you walk around. Amazing to see where the cannons were that could shoot a 300lb cannon ball 8.5 miles!

1  Thank eatbread
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love visiting the Fort! We have a home in Gulf Shores and we always make time to come stroll through each summer. They keep it so clean and well maintained. It's especially great if you happen to catch one of the re-enactments.

Thank SLB1510
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was nowhere you couldn't go! The only knock I had was a lot of the rooms left you wondering what in the heck they were for. A little more description or any in some instances would've been preferable. Still a cool trip.

Thank CBHaley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a whim because the Gulf was too strong for swimming for our kids. The fort is very well maintained and the kids had a lot of fun exploring the various nooks. Stop inside the visitors center to get a map and...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018

First, and most importantly, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes, there is a lot of walking. Start in the museum and then go from there. Use the guide you get at the gate and take your time exploring. You are allowed to go up...More

1  Thank legaleagle76_10
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

This fort is managed by the state historical commission, and they do quite well. There is a small museum and the ability to walk through the fort. Views over the beach. There is a discount for military and veterans. It is not far from the...More

Thank James K
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317Ruth
January 1, 2018|
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Response from 678karlaw | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it appears they are open. There is a Facebook page as well. Gates close daily at 5pm. For more information you can call (251) 540-7127
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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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Mike P
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.
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