Fort Morgan State Historic Site

Historic Site
110 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, United States
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  • Today
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Construction began 1819, completed 1834. Large brick fort serviced the Civil War, Spanish-American War and both world wars. It played a major role during the Battle of Mobile Bay (1864). Museum details fort's history.

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  • Jill

    A nice spot for some local and national history.

    Jill · December 27, 2014
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  • Kendra

    Beautiful Civil War era fort. Self-guided tour gives you plenty of time to wander around.

    Kendra · August 11, 2014
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  • Laura

    It was interesting ... And the Stairs !! They are a total wk-out

    Laura · January 1, 2014
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  • Brandon H.

    A wonderful place! The only thing I have to rant about is the God forsaken steps that go above my knees. But once you get up the steps you can see the bay & it's beautiful! The tunnels are amazing!

    Brandon Harris · September 6, 2013
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  • Jeff H.

    A piece of American history that shouldn't be missed. Take the tour (only offered a few times per day) to get some historical background from the very knowledgeable (in our tour) guide.

    Jeff Harris · July 30, 2013
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  • Craig H.

    YOU CAN ALSO FISH FROM THE PIER OR LAUNCH YOUR BOAY NFUSH THE GULF.

    Craig Holleman · August 26, 2012
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  • Ken K.

    22 miles, one red light, wide shoulder

    Ken Kichler · June 12, 2012
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  • Keith L.

    Great views and hot

    Keith Lovell · June 2, 2012
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  • Sunset P.

    About a mile from Sunset Properties. Take a few hours and explore Historic Fort Morgan!

    Sunset Property · May 2, 2012
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  • PreservationNation

    A place of spectacular beauty and stirring history, Dauphin Island is home to Historic Fort Gaines, a nationally-significant fortress that played a pivotal role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay.

    PreservationNation · April 19, 2012
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  • Gulf Shores Plantation

    Fort Morgan Historic Site is a great family-friendly attraction. Be sure to try the candlelight tours during the summer.

    Gulf Shores Plantation · October 18, 2011
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  • Gaudiness

    Looks haunted

    Gaudiness · September 26, 2011
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  • Erica&Julia&Kelly G.

    Great for kids to run around. My husband has fond childhood memories here.

    Erica&Julia&Kelly Glass · December 23, 2010
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