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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542
+1 251-540-7127
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If you are a history buff, this is a MUST SEE!!

First, and most importantly, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes, there is a lot of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
legaleagle76_10
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Delphi, Indiana
Surprisingly well kept fort

This fort is managed by the state historical commission, and they do quite well. There is a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James K
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Houston, Texas
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First, and most importantly, make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes, there is a lot of walking. Start in the museum and then go from there. Use the guide you get at the gate and take your time exploring. You are allowed to go up...More

Thank legaleagle76_10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fort is managed by the state historical commission, and they do quite well. There is a small museum and the ability to walk through the fort. Views over the beach. There is a discount for military and veterans. It is not far from the...More

Thank James K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our dog (it’s dog friendly). Our tour guide, Dylan, was an excellent historian and interpreter giving us a lot of information not only about the fort but about the lives of the men who served there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

“Sargent” Dillon gave a great interpretation of this for its history. He was very interesting! We listen to him for over two hours!! The interpretive portion it’s self was only 45 minutes but he hung around for a long time afterwards talking about the fort,...More

Thank DrJ5714
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get off the beach and do something else then go to Fort Morgan. It is about a 20 mile drive from Gulf Shores and it is a Civil War fort that continued operating after that.

Thank msroy616
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort is a fun place to explore. It would be nice to have a guide to answer questions and provide additional information regarding the history of the fort. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the area. We also enjoyed some birding while we were there. We saw...More

Thank bmandrellfan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fort was in fantastic shape and we loved the views and going thru the tunnels. Lots of steps. Nice place to explore and the kids will love it too. There is a museum also and a place to get some gifts. There are also...More

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have guided or self-guided tours. Be prepared to walk and go up and downstairs. Although I would say those with disabilities could still a good portion. There was spectacular views and great explanation of history. The museum and gift shop were a nice touch....More

Thank Kimberly H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice walk, great view of the oil riggs on the gulf and cannons! My kids loved exploring the fort even the steep stairs and all it had to offer. This is our second star Fort. Interactive displays and for the Jimmy Buffett...More

Thank MagPie0221
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty drive from Gulf Shores if you want a little break from the sand & sun. Staff was very friendly. A fair amount of steps if you want to take in the sites with the views of the ocean but you can see a lot...More

Thank Jane L
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317Ruth
2 January 2018|
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Response from 678karlaw | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it appears they are open. There is a Facebook page as well. Gates close daily at 5pm. For more information you can call (251) 540-7127
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1 July 2017|
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Response from Leigh Ann W | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Per the updated website, on Tuesdays in June and July at 7:00 p.m. The remaining dates are 11th, 18th and 25th. Hope this helps! Enjoy! Where good shoes. Get there early. :)
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Mike P
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Response from Cheryl Z | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but since we were not there on Tuesday, I'm unable to answer this question.
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