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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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Off the main road and historic fun.

Fort Morgan is a pretty good drive from Gulf Shores and also a fun ferry ride from Dauphin Island... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Austin C
Mobile, Alabama
Nice little museum and beautiful site

Unfortunately we visited during the tropical storm so we had to run through the fort in the wind... read more

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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542-7802
+1 251-540-7127
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Reviewed yesterday

Fort Morgan is a pretty good drive from Gulf Shores and also a fun ferry ride from Dauphin Island. We toured the fort walking around threw the different buildings and the museum before walking out to the nearby beach to relax for a little while.

Thank Austin C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unfortunately we visited during the tropical storm so we had to run through the fort in the wind and rain but we still had a good time. Beautiful views from up on top! Kids had fun running through the site (would make for a good...More

Thank Hempfling
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here specifically to have our family pictures taken. It was beastly hot and humid but the fort is neat and you can't beat the view of the gulf and the bay. The museum is neat too.

1  Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you're a history buff Fort Morgan has plenty to offer. I've been numerous times over the years and always had a good time walking around. I like that the site does not have lights in dark places so you get a feel what things...More

Thank Garrett K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday night and everyone had a great time. The staff did a great job. The cannon demonstration was a hit. Great place to visit.

Thank JBrenn232
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History from the War of 1812 thru Civil War, along with WWI & WWII have been witnessed here. Self walking tour let's you go at your pace or take a guided tour and listen to the history. The grounds and beaches are open from 8-5...More

Thank Cheryl Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a history liver and everywhere we go one vacation a little bit of history had to be added. Today we visited Fort Morgan. It is amazing you see the fort. It is a self guided tour but when you go you get a...More

Thank Bertha G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family drove to view and learn about Fort Morgan while staying in Gulf Shores about 20 minutes away. Very interesting historical significance to the area and a lot of beautiful old houses to observe. You can also take the ferry from here to Dauphin...More

Thank scott t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tuesday's starting in June the fort does a evening guided tour, after visiting earlier came back for this tour, definitely not wasted time. the grounds are very cool especially if your a history can, the evening tour adds just the right touch for a more...More

1  Thank Toj L
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the history of the fort.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No guided tour. Sections are boarded up. The fort is not being well kept . Fort Pickens in Pensicola is much better.

Thank Kdoty1
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Mike P
Are cannons fired on Tuesdays
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.
How much time do you need till tour the fort?
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.
Did you go to the Tuesday night reenactment events?
June 7, 2016|
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Response from Campfiver | Reviewed this property |
no we didn't