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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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Short bike ride from our beach rental on 11/23

This past Thanksgiving week, the weather was perfect for a visit to the Fort, going by bike especially. The entry fee is about $7/person but discounted to about $18 for a family... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This past Thanksgiving week, the weather was perfect for a visit to the Fort, going by bike especially. The entry fee is about $7/person but discounted to about $18 for a family of 4. There is an indoor museum portion, not large but interesting. But mostly the Fort is an outdoor activity, (with some climbing up and down some fairly... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit. It did seem that the site needs some upkeep. I also would like to have seen more information posted along the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to several historic sites that were former forts built for defense of our country. Fort Morgan still has many of the partial buildings and fortresses that were originally used. The visitors center has a lot of information that you can see and read before you actually begin your walk around the fort. The walk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not know that this fort's history spans the American Revolution to World War II. The site brochure available in the information center contains a self guided tour with information about points of interest in and around the fort which was fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fort is mostly destroyed with the wind, sand etc. We like history but if this a the defense of the harbor the pyrotechnic accuracy's of the day wouldn't be possible. I was not impressed since I can't walk far or stand long and my scooter was not going to make it on the old bricks. It 22 Miles one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great little out of way gem if you have time. Great views and history where you can find it. Wish the state or US government would put some money into this location. Has a very rish history that you have to look for.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Nice drive out to Fort Morgan and definitely worth visiting the fort. $5 entrance fee to fort, allowed us unlimited time in the tiny museum/gift shop and outdoor area. Truely awesome structures, worth the trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Arrived in time to enjoy the fort before taking the ferry. Very informative and impressive. My traveling companion - a history fan - enjoyed it. Good displays showing how the soldiers lived.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The museum guide was very informative about the various weapons displayed. There were cannons and he had a good amount of knowledge about each. He was very interested in his subject and enjoyed telling us about the old fort. I enjoyed our visit. The fort itself is fairly well preserved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

While vacationing in Gulf Shores we had heard that there was an old fort on the far western part of the peninsula. While out taking a drive we decided to check it out on a whim. We were pleasantly surprised! This little hidden gem is a great historic site and we enjoyed exploring the site, touring the small on-site museum... More 

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