51 State Highway 180 West Gulf Shores AL 36542
Fort Morgan Historic Site comes to life on Tuesday evenings during June and July. Historic eras of the fort’s military history are portrayed by staff in period clothing. Stationed throughout the fort you will encounter Weapons demonstration, artillery shoot, laundresses, and soldiers. See what it would have been like to live at Fort Morgan during the Civil War, WWI and WWII, then watch the sun set to finish your visit.
Tours are weather dependent. For closures and cancellations visit our website www.fort-morgan.org or our Facebook page Fort Morgan State Historic site.
If you would like to volunteer for this or any event, please call 251-540-5257.
Located on Mobile Point, at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, Fort Morgan Historic Site has a diverse number of activities to make your vacation a memorable one.
Preceded by another fort, Fort Bowyer during the War of 1812, Fort Morgan is a Third System masonry fort built between 1819 and 1833. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Used intermittently through the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, the site showcases the evolution of seacoast fortifications and adaptations made by the U.S. Army for the defense of the country. In 1946 the site was turned over to the State of Alabama as a historic site.
The grounds offer more than just history, the site also has nature areas, a boat launch, picnic area, and beaches for visitors to enjoy. Whatever your reason for visiting, make sure Fort Morgan State Historic Site is a part of your visit to Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast!
FEATURES: Educational, Family Event, Historic, Outdoor Event
Handicap accessible/wheelchair accessible