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Fort Morgan Historic Site

51 Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA  | More on: Mobile Bay »

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.


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Exit I-10 at Loxley exit, travel south on Highway 59 to Gulf Shores. Take Highway 180 west to the fort.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, fishing, picnic area, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum.

Regular Events

First weekend in August, living history encampment commemorating the Battle of Mobile Bay and siege of Fort Morgan in 1864; every Tuesday in June and July, Twilight tours 7 PM to 8:30 PM.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Adults $7.00, children six-eighteen $4.00, seniors $5.00; group rates for fifteen or more.


Museum, Sun.-Sat. 9:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Fort – daily 8A.M. to 5P.M. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

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