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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great vacation time!

The hours spent at the fort were very interesting. The view from the top is beautiful. They have a... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Elizabethtown, United States
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Very cool

Cool old fort. If you like historical stuff, highly recommend! The museum isn't very big but is... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
George D
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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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110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542
+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 October 3, 2018 via mobile

The hours spent at the fort were very interesting. The view from the top is beautiful. They have a nice gift shop as well

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Cool old fort. If you like historical stuff, highly recommend! The museum isn't very big but is packed with onfo and cool artifacts. The grounds are awesome!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank George D
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Despite the oppressively hot and humid weather, we had a good time exploring the remains of Fort Morgan. Beginning at the museum, which was air conditioned, we made our way inside the actual fort. The site is very well maintained, but a certain amount of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Lot of walking but was worth it. Loved looking around the fort and seeing what their day to day was like. Has a museum that is very interesting with lots of letters written home to loved ones. We did not have a guided tour just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We took the guided tour this morning and to be honest, we weren’t that impressed. Definitely recommend that you just do the self-guided tour. From what we could tell you don’t get anymore information from the guide than you do from the plaques surrounding each...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank travlindodo
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We all had fun exploring the fort. It was a hot day and that wasn't quite as fun so I definitely recommend going on a cooler day. My kids are big complainers and they didn't even complain :)

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank saundata
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Our kids enjoyed the cannon being shot off and walking all around the Fort Morgan Site. Very pretty view at the tip of the peninsula. The only thing lacking was more information for the areas throughout so you know what you are looking at. And...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Melissa A
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My family and I rented a condo on the beach west of Gulf Shores and looked for some attractions near by. We found Fort Morgan and visited. It was a pretty cool place. I would recommend it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank simmons2017
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Enjoyed roaming the fort and the seaside location. Everything in good shape and easy to get to. One of my favorite places.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank drdroad
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Enjoyed the mueseum with the great explanation of the history of the fort. Walking around the fort and exploring was a lot of fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.
Teri C
August 27, 2018|
Response from zrt29 | Reviewed this property |
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
Teri C
August 27, 2018|
Response from zrt29 | Reviewed this property |
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