A testament to the evolution of American coast defense fortifications from 1834 to World War II, this historical site of ... More
A testament to the evolution of American coast defense fortifications from 1834 to World War II, this historical site of military defense was occupied during the War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, and World War I and II. Visit the fort and museums for an exciting educational experience for the entire family.
OK...it's a historical fort people, not the playland at McDonalds or the movie theater. Knowing that, it is an excellent site to take in for someone that is a history buff or even has a slight interest in our countries history. The fort is lacking in interpretation, but I found that the history of the fort is well explained in the brochure and the 3 informational displays on the upper level. If you don't "know what it is" then you can't read. There was a period interpreter there shooting his rifle and discussing the battle of Mobile Bay during our visit. I'd reccommend the fort to most adults and mature children, but anyone wanting a fast and exciting time should stick with the go-carts in Gulf Shores.
this place was the worst place ever. nothing to do here whatsoever. i would have rather gone to the dentist or something like that. fort morgan was the worst. thats all i can say about it. dont waste your time, energy, and gas going to this place because you will regret it and cry everytime you think of how bored you were here.
we went there expecting a historical experience. we still don't know anything about this fort. there was no one to answer any questions. no markers explaining what things were. it looked like ancient ruins that had yet to be unearthed. somebody please put a sign up or something. side note-- whatever you do, do NOT take the ferry unless you like to bake in the sun while breathing carbon monoxide until you are so sick you would barf(if you had anything to eat in the past 6 hours while you waited in a 50 car line up for the ferry to come.)
This was a self guided tour. $5.00 per adult. You just walk around and follow your guided map. My husband enjoyed this but he is a history buff. For my self and young son, we were not interested. I would say you would need an 1.5 too 2 hours here to look around. There also is a Fort Morgan museum. It was closed the day we went, Sunday.
I have been to Fort Morgan about a dozen times over the last 15 years. I never get tired of taking visiting family and friends. You can feel the history as you walk around inside. Make sure to read the pamphlet and walk around to explore!
This is a great place to visit. We've been going for the past 5 years and it never gets old. The fort and the history of the place lends so much to the serene beaches and quiet solitude...The area is one of the best kept secrets of the Gulf...
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