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Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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Address: 110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542-7802
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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Neat history at a beautiful location!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Springfield, Missouri
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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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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Osage Beach, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love it when we can take our fur babies with us to discover some history PLUS a dog friendly beach. Pack a lunch and spend the day here. You can even take your fur babies into the gift shop!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have toured other forts, and I wasn't impressed here. They could do a much better job with maintenance and providing safe access. I was not thrilled with the idea of taking dirt roads over to look at some of the displays. There are tons of steep stairs and slopes, some of which did not have hand rails. I didn't... More 

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Maryland Heights
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't expect to enjoy this tour as much as I did. The Fort Morgan site is wonderful! Great little museum, fascinating old buildings, and so much history. It was a hot day, but the museum was cool inside, and we were able to get some cool drinks. Not much for very young children, but anyone who can appreciate history... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome! When you stop to think about the manual labor that went into building this place, it's mind blowing! The fort is filled with rooms and hallways. You can almost hear the soldiers of days gone by. The gift shop was a disappointment, they close for 2 HOURS for lunch! We walked through the fort and down... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed Fort Morgan and all the history. The walking tour was good, if you could figure out where you were - numbers were in the brochure, but not so much around the grounds. The views were great - watching the freighters and container ships go out so close to the beach was lots of fun - watching the dolphins... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

This past Thanksgiving week, the weather was perfect for a visit to the Fort, going by bike especially. The entry fee is about $7/person but discounted to about $18 for a family of 4. There is an indoor museum portion, not large but interesting. But mostly the Fort is an outdoor activity, (with some climbing up and down some fairly... More 

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Chattanooga
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We enjoyed our visit. It did seem that the site needs some upkeep. I also would like to have seen more information posted along the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My wife and I have been to several historic sites that were former forts built for defense of our country. Fort Morgan still has many of the partial buildings and fortresses that were originally used. The visitors center has a lot of information that you can see and read before you actually begin your walk around the fort. The walk... More 

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