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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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We always visit every fort we can when we are near one. This fort is one of the lesser liked forts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryson C
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Charlestown, Indiana
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Loved it!

We came here on a cloudy and windy day not expecting much. We were wrong. Very cool fort. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mtnlover21
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Tullahoma, TN
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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: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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110 State Highway 180, Fort Morgan, AL 36542-7802
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always visit every fort we can when we are near one. This fort is one of the lesser liked forts that we have been to on trips. The museum and gift shop were both closed. Which of course our kids were looking forward to...More

Thank Bryson C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a cloudy and windy day not expecting much. We were wrong. Very cool fort. We learned a lot of history, not only from the fort, but from talking to others visiting.

Thank mtnlover21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a short tour at 10:30 and 2:30 in the shade. I'd recommend the tour. Fyi, during the off-season there are limited hours for the museum and the gift shop was closed. They did allow re-entry with receipt so we could eat lunch and...More

Thank Froggy929
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! Super fun! Awesome staff! I would highly recommend to my family, friends, and business partners!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not as touristy as Fort Gaines across the bay. Worth a visit if you like history. Bring a hat and sunscreen! It gets hot. Excellent little museum.

Thank I3991JIjuliab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About an hour drive from Pensacola, but enjoyable. Very scenic drive. Free admission to the park for military.....otherwise, admission is $7. Large well kept area with walking paths. Good displays of cannons, etc. great views from on top of the barricades. Easy walking access to...More

Thank love2travel084
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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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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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