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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542-7802
+1 251-540-7127
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Must see for military history buffs

My husband loves this sort of thing...history, old military, old weaponry, etc. I'm not as into it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CJF508
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The fort in in good shape you can see gun implacemrnts ,see the layout of the fort I can't say... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
buddybrue
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Palm Coast, Florida
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Fort Morgan is a masonry fortification built by the United States to protect the entrance of Mobile Bay. Construction began in 1819 and was completed in 1834. Site of the Battle of Mobile Bay and a near two week siege in 1864. The fortification was modified and used in the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II. A museum on site interprets the high points of the site's history and contains a small gift shop. The beaches that surround the point are a popular fishing destination for shore fishing. A boat launch is also located on the site as well as the landing for the Mobile Bay Ferry. Hours of Operation: Grounds are open 8:00 - 5:00 Central Time Museum is open 9:00 - 4:30 Central Time Museum and Grounds are closed for holiday observance Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day Admission Charge: Under $10
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542-7802
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband loves this sort of thing...history, old military, old weaponry, etc. I'm not as into it, nor as knowledgeable, but I also enjoyed touring the fort. Lots of space to walk around and explore, still in good shape, and some areas even a bit...More

Thank CJF508
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort in in good shape you can see gun implacemrnts ,see the layout of the fort I can't say history can alive but it may have called me . I enjoyed the two hours .

Thank buddybrue
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying near by so we thought we'd stop and check it out. Start out by saying it's a cool site to see. The only other fort I've been to was in Puerto Rico, this was neat for the fact that it's been left...More

Thank Travel4Fun31
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time to a Fort.. this was really cool. There was a ton of space for the kids to run and explore. Don't wear a dress because you will be climbing some steps! Beautiful right on the water. I do remember seeing a room...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fort is fun to see with lots of history. There are lots of stairs but some things you can see while staying on the ground. It is very pretty in a historic way. They allow pets in the fort and on the bay side...More

Thank khill72
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Civil War buff, my great great grandfather was a Union soldier out of PA, so most of the history I investigate has been about him and his battles. I was so excited to see some history from the confederate side. I guess...More

Thank mibeachlover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to a number of old beach Forts and most were much better kept and maintained. This one was clearly in need of some love and care. It is indeed off the beaten path - being originally build to protect the eastern entrance to...More

Thank ProvenExponent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice that this Fort is so military-friendly! Military & ex-military receive free admission. Never had seen a fort quite like this one - with the sod/grassy top (from a distance - couldn't even recognize it as a fort), many tunnels and hidden rooms, & beautiful...More

Thank Senior5510
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was very hot and muggy but so worth it! Amazing to see what it was back then in your mind while walking around. Take plenty of water! Don't forget to stop in the Museum building, artifacts and documentation were incredible.

Thank Louhoo73
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting historical site, however it is NOT wheelchair friendly. If you are confined to a wheelchair, skip this location. I was able to do short walks, so I enjoyed most of the exhibits. The Fort also gives great views of Mobile Bay. The ferry...More

Thank oldmanthecat
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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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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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Response from Jill B | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 2-3 hours there, but we are slow goers.
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