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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

Opens in 12 min: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Self-Guided Tour, Very Informative

The tour starts with your trip through the museum where you'll find lots of artifacts on display... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MrsLisa1965
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Columbus, Georgia
Interesting Historic Site

Very interesting place! While waiting for the ferry to Dauphin Island we toured the fort a little... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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All reviews civil war mobile bay small museum history buff dauphin island self guided tour gulf shores interesting historical site gift shop great site steep steps lots of history enjoy history entrance fee interesting place worth the trip two hours
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Reviewed yesterday

The tour starts with your trip through the museum where you'll find lots of artifacts on display. The collection of letters displayed was very interesting, as was the history of the Fort. From there you get to explore the remains of the Fort. There are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrsLisa1965
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting place! While waiting for the ferry to Dauphin Island we toured the fort a little & browsed the gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dragonflyisand
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a pretty nice day in late December. Kids could run around and we explored the grounds. Some heights and steep stairs so want to keep young children close. Nice gift shop. Fun outing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank leahjo
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The boat ride was great with the beautiful weather but, really spendy! FYI-the grounds of the fort are really uneven and I fell and injured myself. A nice couple stayed with me until I was able to get back up.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank guilloc01
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Took the walking tour with audio that has you stop at different points throughout the fort and learn about how the fort operated when in use. A great piece of American history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DanaO_1961
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I needed to see this place because I love this type of history. We walked through ourselves with a map that described numeral areas. It was very inexpensive. it’s the end of the coast, you can spend the rest of the day at the beach...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lemonrind
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

We were warmly welcomed by the lady taking the park fee. She explained that our dog could go anywhere in the park that we went which is really appreciated. She also pointed out an alternate road to go out of the park to see batteries...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ConnieC779
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Exploring the Fort was so interesting. All ages can enjoy this. Enjoyed looking through the museum! I am so happy that the Fort is still open to the public.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Debbie M
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Only $7 to get in perperson, $5 if a senior.Restrooms on site, also a small but interesting museum and gift shop,with books about the fort and general military history related to time frame of the fort. If they had docent led tours this place would...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MrNornef
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This place is simply a "must do" if you are in the Fort Morgan peninsula/Gulf Shores area. The fort was an incredibly important asset to the Confederacy during the Civil War, and some impressive remnants of the fort remain. The area also offers incredibly beautiful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 607jayb
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October 18, 2018|
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Response from legaleagle76_10 | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours, but is one of those self-guided tours that can last as long as you want it. I think we explored every nook and cranny and was there over 4 hours.
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Teri C
August 27, 2018|
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I would consider them clean. The beaches in the area are not like those near the boardwalk areas that are raked & smoothed by machine. These areas are cleaned & smoothed by the tide waters so they are more natural. As for... More
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Teri C
August 27, 2018|
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We were there at the end of June but the beaches had plenty of visitors & lots of people were enjoying the water. Since your on the gulf coast there is not a lot of difference between May & June. May is about 7 degrees on... More
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