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  • Fort Morgan State Historic Site- Alabama Historical Commission

    • Attractions
    • Historical Landmark
    110 State Highway 180 West
    Fort Morgan Road
    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    (251) 540-5257
    Hours:
    Site open 8-5 and Museum open 9-4:30 Every day. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Da

    About Us

    Completed in 1834, Fort Morgan was active during four wars ? the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. The fort is most famous for its role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile read more
    • About

      Completed in 1834, Fort Morgan was active during four wars ? the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. The fort is most famous for its role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Union Admiral David Farragut damned the torpedoes and went full speed ahead to win the battle. The massive fort contains more than 40 million bricks and pays tribute to the skilled masons, many of whom were enslaved African Americans.
      The fort features an active living history program that interprets all the military periods and holds an annual event commemorating the Battle of Mobile Bay.
      Since 1834 Fort Morgan has stood as the guardian of Mobile Bay. The military site and National Historic Landmark is located 22 miles west of Gulf Shores. During the Civil War on August 5, 1864, Fort Morgan played a key role during the Battle of Mobile Bay before surrendering to Union forces after a two-week siege. Alabama's largest permanent military post between 1900 and 1923, the fort served during the Spanish-American War and World Wars I and II.
      A third system masonry fort constructed between 1819 and 1834, the 479-acre site contains concrete artillery batteries constructed between 1895 and 1904, and historic military buildings dating from 1899 to 1910. A museum details the American military history of Mobile Point from 1814 to 1945. Exhibits feature weapons, uniforms, letters, photographs, and personal items of soldiers who served at the fort.

      The fort is at the western end of Highway 180, 22 miles west of Highway 59, in Gulf Shores.

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    • Directions

      Take Hwy 180 West from Hwy 59 for 22 miles. Fort Morgan is at the end of that road.

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