FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE

FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE

FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE
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Historic Sites • Battlefields
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 masonry fort built between 1819 and 1833. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Used intermittently through the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, the site showcases the evolution of seacoast fortifications and adaptations made by the U.S. Army for the defense of the country.
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jadestar62
Jacksonville, AL91 contributions
One of the most historical places in the area of Gulf Shores, Alabama. I do recommend this trip, but do not go during the summer, because , the South is known for the heat and humidity. There are several places inside the fort where there is a cool breeze. There is a great deal of walking, climbing stairs, and such. Several places someone in a wheelchair could not venture. I do recommend to go as soon as possible though, because of the deteriorating effects from weather events.
Written July 8, 2022
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Lance6270
Wylie, TX155 contributions
To start off take your bug spray.

Military veterans get in free.

Great to visit a site and see the Fort and how long it has stood the test of time. It was a great visit. I wish they would have had at least one of the guns still mounted on the inside of the fort. It has pictures of the guns from the inside but as most old forts the have been removed. Take some walking shoes and spend some time walking the whole thing and reading the material they provide you at the gate. It will take a good hour to walk the fort and see it all so plan a little time out of your day to walk around in the bottom and then on the outside of it.
Written September 5, 2020
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Jeramie
Marion, IL774 contributions
Fort Morgan Historic Site is full of great history. It reminded me a lot of nearby Fort Pickens (Florida). The little museum has lots of great artifacts but signage and arrangement could be “freshened” up a bit. The restrooms are in poor condition and outdoor signage/plaques are lacking. It’s maintained by the State of Alabama and in my opinion a little more money needs to be directed to them for upkeep. However, if you’re a military or history buff a visit is warranted if in the area. Fort Gaines is just across the bay too. We did not visit it as the ferry would have to be utilized and it was very busy.
Written March 13, 2021
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Heidi K
Brooklyn Park86 contributions
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It is well worth your drive from Gulf Shores or Orange Beach to see this well preserved fort. Very easy to learn about as you use the brochure and walk around the fort and grounds. The history is fascinating, especially the part this fort played in the Civil War. The museum on site is also full of information and displays. Small entrance fee.
Written February 14, 2021
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BobM48
Burlington, KY104 contributions
Was met by very nice admissions lady to start with. It was a great self driven tour. The little kids were entertained and the adults learned some history. We did get “lost” but escaped through a window. One thing is to try and visit on a cooler day. Hands off to the lady selling souvenirs, she was isolated by the closed museum. Very friendly!
Worth the visit.
Written July 26, 2020
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whencanwego
Atlanta97 contributions
The Fort was much larger than I imagined, and was used as defense for several conflicts. Even though the Visitor Center was closed due to Covid-19, we throughly enjoyed our visit. There is signage throughout to help you understand the contruction and the historical context. Lots of stairs, some quite steep, but worth the climbs. Check out the State Historic web site before you go. Veterans and military get free entrance.
Written June 6, 2020
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kmbrown021393
Cedar Rapids, IA366 contributions
This is a neat place and definitely worth the stop. We went with friends on a nice day and enjoyed walking the grounds. The price is reasonable and it is really a large place. They had a little demonstration going while we were there and people seemed to really enjoy it. It is a one time thing...so we likely won't be back, but would recommend to others.
Written February 21, 2020
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Carol
Anniston, AL206 contributions
Beautiful old fort. It doesn't look like much driving up because it's hidden from view but the ruins of this fort are absolutely beautiful. There's not a lot to see like at other forts I've visited but as a photographer and architecture fan this is a new favorite. There's a small museum outside the fort and some other structures on the property but we ran out of time. If you like to take your time when you visit places I'd allocate at least 2-3 hours for a visit here, four if you really want to take your time and read everything.
Written June 14, 2022
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tine1281
Illinois151 contributions
Fort Morgan is a gem of a fort! The site is very well kept up and the majority of the interior of the fort is accessible. I could have spent a few hours exploring all the passageways and climbing around on the top level. There is a small museum covering the history but the majority of the time should be spent outside. Great views as well!
Written February 21, 2020
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mudpuppy78
Madison, AL145 contributions
Couples
Fort Morgan is a great way to touch US history, this is an amzing place.
Start at the museum, it gives a good background on the Fort and how it played a part in the Civil War and other military events. It has a history that spans over 100 years in use and is remarkably well preserved. We have become very interested in the Civil War and touring places likethis makes the history books and audios come to life.
Written February 7, 2021
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