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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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Address: 110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542-7802
Phone Number: +1 251-540-7127
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Neat Historic Fort

This is a really neat historic fort. A beautiful spot to view the surrounding areas. There is a small entry fee, but it is worth it. The only thing I was kind of disappointed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a really neat historic fort. A beautiful spot to view the surrounding areas. There is a small entry fee, but it is worth it. The only thing I was kind of disappointed with was the gift shop attached to the museum....I wanted a souvenir about the fort and the options were slim.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place and the history was amazing. Breath taking view, amazing beach, and a good history lesson. Perfect trip for kids.

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some rainy days during our recent trip to Gulf Shores and decided to visit Fort Morgan. Glad we did! Even the kids had a good time walking around the fort. Most of the area is flat and easy to walk but there are some stairs if you want to "see it all". Comfortable walking shoes and a water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had fun walking around and learning about the history of the site. We got some really neat pictures.

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Cumming, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Morgan is an interesting piece of history. Not a huge place but worth the visit. It was hot when we went so take water to drink and I would also recommend bug spray since I got eaten up with mosquitos.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing to walk through this piece of history. The views are spectacular and the grounds are very well maintained. I enjoyed the museum and gift shop as well.

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Lubbock, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an okay historic spot to see, but it was around $7 a person to get inside. There was little to see besides exterior walls. I was not that impressed. The gift shop/museum is a joke.

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Phil Campbell, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Morgan is a great place to take your kids. You can see where it all took place many years ago. The views of the Gulf are spectacular. Some of the artifacts are really neat to see and imagine who touched them years ago.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great historic site with plenty to see and stretch your legs. Enjoyed the small museum and a very informative description of the various decades of use. Definitely a must see if in the area. Great photo op too!

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Adrian, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could feel the history of this place. It's not overly crowded, so we could take our time looking everything over. Simply amazing!

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