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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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Address: 110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542
Phone Number:
+1 251-540-7127
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Today
08:30 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Fort Morgan is a masonry fortification built by the United States to...

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,interpretation focuses primarily upon the Civil War; however, the fortification was modified and used in the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II.

Please note that at this time some areas of the fort are closed for restoration. We apologize for any inconvenience that this necessary work may cause you.

A small 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 November 27-28, 2014, December 25-26, 2014, and January 1, 2015.

Admission Charge:

$7.00 per Adult

$5.00 per Senior

$4.00 per Child

Military are free with proper identification.

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It was nice to have the opportunity to visit our history. It was an interesting piece of history. You get to see a view of Mobile Bay. Veterans are free. Spouse of a veteran... read more

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was nice to have the opportunity to visit our history. It was an interesting piece of history. You get to see a view of Mobile Bay. Veterans are free. Spouse of a veteran is only $3. You can take your animal on a walk with you. You are limited if there is someone in your party that needs a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For this Fort to have seen its fair share of hurricanes and still be in it's original state is amazing. We loved all the history. Rumored to be haunted- the boys got a big thrill out of scaring their younger sister. We loved it! We had a nice meal on the way there. We will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love looking for beach front rentals in trip advisor. Helpful and always will reply with a couple of hours if requested. Great site and helpful

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

visited this on a whim and loved all the history. this was a strong hold during the civil war and it is rumored to be haunted. I didn't see any ghosts while there but I could just feel the history.

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Thank Kelley H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a foggy day after it had rained the day before so not all areas were easy to access.Much of the fort is in it's original condition, but the main citadel is gone to make way for more "modern" fortifications. There are may nooks and crannies to explore and many signs explaining the fort, the batteries and the... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort has so much history to it because of its location. Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan were major players in the civil war effort because of the bay. Fort Morgan was heavily damaged and only the outside walls remain. We also enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the Dearborn Battery and the wall that extended along the gulf.

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Anderson, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't wait to take my kids here in the near future! I just took off by myself exploring all the rooms. Great place to take pictures!

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Grand Rapids
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is SO cool. When our family went there, it was a cool windy day. There is a nice gift shop with friendly staff and museum. It is a long drive to get there, but worth it. It was amazing to walk in and out of the buildings, the dirt floors, the green grass, and the views. The ocean... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

It was a cool rainy and windy day when we visited, but there was so much to see. There is also a really nice gift shop and museum on site. We enjoyed walking to the different buildings. The park brochure could be a lot better, but if you have someone with a smart phone, it helps, and you can look... More 

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Greenwood, Ind.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's a long drive from the main road to Ft. Morgan, but it is worth the drive. There's lots to see there. I can't walk well, but my family said on the other side of the wall there was lots to see. So I can't give a eyewitness account, but what I heard from the family, and what I saw... More 

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