Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Fort Morgan

Operated by the Alabama Historical Commission, Fort Morgan was completed in 1834 and is one of Alabama's National Historical Landmarks.
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  • This is the location of the famous "Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead" quote by Farragut and the final resting place of the USS Tecumseh. It should be on the list of any Civil War history...  more »
  • What a super 1/2 day excursion if you’re in the Gulf Shoes/Orange Beach area on Vacay! Ft. Morgan is an interesting historical site that was so much fun to explore! Loved it —Actually visited with my....  more »
  • This place was pretty cool! Definitely plenty to see and surprisingly dog friendly!! The staff I encountered were all super welcoming, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I spent almost a full day here and I covered just about everything Fort wise. There was also a little beach that was dog friendly if you go right at the entrance. The beach was completely empty and incredibly peaceful. There’s also a little hose just outside of the beach entrance to wash all the sand off.
  • Last time we went to Dauphin Island we went to Fort Gaines. This time Fort Morgan. It is a great place to go if you like history. Very neat seeing everything up close and personal. It is a lot of walking with some climbing so wear comfy shoes. Take something to drink. It is very hot and all their machines were empty and I got sick later with heat exhaustion. They have a nice indoor museum and gift shop, but to be honest, if I had the choice between the two forts, I'd choose Fort Gaines. Fort Morgan seemed to be a lot of the same things over and over. Veterans and active duty get in free.

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