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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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Beautiful History

We took the guided tour this morning and to be honest, we weren’t that impressed. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeff B
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Fun and Interesring

We all had fun exploring the fort. It was a hot day and that wasn't quite as fun so I definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
saundata
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The Cincinnati Region
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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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“civil war” (93 reviews)
“mobile bay” (67 reviews)
“small museum” (45 reviews)
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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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+1 251-540-7127
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"great site"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 :)

Thank saundata
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Melissa A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank simmons2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank drdroad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank thomaspaxton43
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old fort has stood on the end of the peninsula & used thru multiple times of war. You can see where additions were added, some built right into sections of the original fort walls. Outside & adjacent to the old fort are other buildings...More

Thank Zeke T
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the fort. We went about 10:30 in the morning and it got pretty hot in the afternoon. Take a cooler in your car with cold drinks. Lots of walking and climbing stairs if you choose.

2  Thank Tripletmompearland
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

The biggest gripe I have is that you drive 25 miles out of your way to go there and not be able to even see the attraction without dropping $30+ bucks (based on number and age of passengers in car) to drive on in. Seems...More

2  Thank procyclist
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I've been to the fort a couple of times now. As a history buff, I spend a lot of time going in and finding the hidden places. Fort Morgan is great for that - you can spend hours going into the small rooms and climbing...More

1  Thank IsAirren
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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
16 May 2017|
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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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