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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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Address: 110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542
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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Very interesting historical site. Really liked that you could actually go into the buildings and explore them. We spent a few hours reading and looking at everything. The small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sarah K
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting historical site. Really liked that you could actually go into the buildings and explore them. We spent a few hours reading and looking at everything. The small museum had my children's attention and they loved learning about the fort.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice walking tour of the fort. You get a brochure with a map. A couple of the numbers don't match the locations but its a really nice historical area. Kids 14 & 16 liked it. Take your time and read the story boards. There is a lot in them.

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Vilonia, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time...our son really loves history and we thought this would be awesome to see. We went to the Tuesday night show that had live demonstrations and "actors". The only thing I would like to have seen were more information sheets posted near things or some "towns people" walking around incase someone had questions. For the $5... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We meandered our way to Orange Beach from Biloxi. The whole Fort Morgan area is nice. Not crowded. The historic site is unique.

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Arcadia, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember going when I was very young. I don't remember the museum so that seemed new to me. I was touched upon arrival when I tried to pay and was denied. Turns out that its on the "Blue Star Tour" which means that if you are in the military or a veteran, its free (or paid for by the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through the fort itself was not terribly interesting...no explanation as to what sections were used for, etc. There is only one daily guided tour, not sure how much is shared then. Museum is small but lots of great info and artifacts.

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Columbus, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort itself is interesting. Not much to see, but interesting. A lot of the corridors and buildings look the same.The kids were bored after about half an hour. The museum was a highlight. Lots of good exhibits in there for adults, not so much for young kids. Make sure you pack sunscreen and water, because there is minimal options... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ft Morgan is a hidden jem. Situated within a beautiful park, the fort is kept up and historical tours are given for free to visitors several times a day telling of daily life as well as the Wars it was a part of and battles . If you have any interest in historical spots then you cant miss this one.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to see. One of the few forts used in civil war and both World wars. My family loved climbing all over. Take some water and and comfy shoes. A must see.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the 10:00 historic tour. Was interesting, but a little bit too detailed for the kids. The musket and cannon exhibition were great, kids thought that was the best part of the tour. It's Alabama and middle of summer - so it's hot. Bring water.

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