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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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Worth a history stop to get off the beach!

This was fun but humid and hot - I suggest going early morning to enjoy it the most! Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dallas, Texas
Family vacation

What a incredible experience!!! All of us enjoyed the tour of the fort and the amazing history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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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
110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542-7802
+1 251-540-7127
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was fun but humid and hot - I suggest going early morning to enjoy it the most! Lots of history - wish the guided tour was more than once a day - it is early morning only. It is still in great condition and...More

Thank sctexas
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a incredible experience!!! All of us enjoyed the tour of the fort and the amazing history there. Very inexpensive and would definitely recommend for history buffs.

Thank DSolomon2014
Reviewed 5 days ago

The history here is fascinating. The original fort was built by Spain in 1780, active during the Spanish American War of 1812, replaced by U.S. in 1813, attacked by Britain. New construction started in 1819, all work was done by slaves. 3,500 Creek Native Americans...More

Thank marycG7148KM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon here with my teenage son who loves history. We all enjoyed he visit and were glad we went. I had no idea how large of a site it was. Hot, but a good change from the beach.

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first tour of the fort and surrounding area. I truly wished in had taken the guided tour. The tour booklet helped, but would have liked to have had more info from a guide. It was a very enjoyable visit nonetheless. Wear comfortable...More

Thank paulanjeff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we enjoyed seeing fort morgan and fort gaines on our vacation. beautiful weather,nice hike and neat history

Thank Coonce12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing historic site. The museum has quite a bit packed into a small building. The self-guided tour allows you to take as much time exploring as you would like. Even though is was 90+ degrees outside, the breeze made in tolerable and the...More

Thank Karla W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at the old Military Fort, a great view of across the water way to Dauphin Island, a great place to spend a few hours, and photo opportunities. After a visit caught the ferry for a boat ride to Dauphin Island.

Thank Tommy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Morgan is a pretty good drive from Gulf Shores and also a fun ferry ride from Dauphin Island. We toured the fort walking around threw the different buildings and the museum before walking out to the nearby beach to relax for a little while.

Thank austinc364
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we visited during the tropical storm so we had to run through the fort in the wind and rain but we still had a good time. Beautiful views from up on top! Kids had fun running through the site (would make for a good...More

Thank Hempfling
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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. :)
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.
27 July 2016|
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Response from Jill B | Reviewed this property |
We spent about 2-3 hours there, but we are slow goers.