FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE

FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE

FORT MORGAN HISTORIC SITE
4.5
Historic Sites • Battlefields
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
About
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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1-2 hours
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Rachel M
Grand Rapids, MI77 contributions
Beautiful
Apr 2021 • Family
This was a great stop for our afternoon! You’d never know it was there behind the grass. A nice self guided tour with information is provided.
Written 5 April 2021
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CharlieV2011
Chicago, IL1 467 contributions
Soooo Nice to be Outdoors!
Mar 2021 • Solo
I had a great morning visiting Fort Morgan! I think the excitement of being out of the house during the current pandemic was shared by many as I couldn’t help noticing visitors were from many states based on their license plates! The fee to enter is $8 and it is worth it. Once you pay, you are given a pamphlet that explains the detail of the fort, then you are free to explore at your own pace. There are many rooms that you are free to explore at your own will (mostly empty, but historic). I had a great time spending the morning outside exploring the historic fort!
Written 23 March 2021
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Jeramie
Marion, IL686 contributions
Historical Value 5/5, Facility 3/5
Mar 2021
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 13 March 2021
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Gianna L
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gianna
Apr 2020
seeeing all the animals and experiance diffrent things. I love the flower there too! to travle up on the hills.
Written 1 March 2021
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Heidi K
Brooklyn Park72 contributions
Great historic site
Feb 2021 • Couples
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 14 February 2021
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Mountainman827
Custer, SD1 027 contributions
Great place to learn some history
Feb 2021 • Couples
Learned a lot about history of Fort Morgan and how it changed tactics of this type of fort. Where dam the torpedoes full speed ahead came from
Written 11 February 2021
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mudpuppy78
Milton, WI130 contributions
Touching history
Jan 2021 • 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 7 February 2021
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sargentmom
Nashville, TN111 contributions
Interesting
Jan 2021
Well worth going to. Museum with the actual fort. Numbered sites that follow the brochure. Short drive from Gulf Shores.
Written 2 February 2021
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Mjldly
613 contributions
Pretty place
Dec 2020 • Couples
Lots of history and learning, and a very pretty place as well. Nice way to spend an afternoon. Fees are quite reasonable and views are great!
Written 30 December 2020
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D L
Omaha NE261 contributions
Somewhat Interesting
Oct 2020
Interesting, but not impressive. Needed more signs and info on the site. Museum OK. In the end, thought $10 to see a little pricey.
Written 19 October 2020
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