Guide to Fort Morgan Alabama
Fort Morgan is located at the mouth of Mobile Bay in Alabama. Here you have a rare opportunity to explore the history of the area, including a fort that is over 200 years old.
Take a tour of the fort’s grounds and see how it played a pivotal role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in 1864, or its role in the Spanish American War, World War I, and even World War II.
While Fort Morgan is best known for its historic background, there are plenty of other things to do while you are here as well. Even better, you can visit the area year-round, because temperatures are always comfortable – averaging 60 degrees in the winter and up to 80 degrees in the summer.
Why Fort Morgan is the Premier Vacation Spot
Fort Morgan is on the Alabama Gulf Coast, and it is a popular stop for those on Gulf vacations. You must pass the Gulf Shores to reach what is known as the Fort Morgan Peninsula, which enters the furthest enclave of the coastal region. Fort Morgan is about 90 minutes from Mobile and 30 minutes from Gulf Shores – with easy access along Fort Morgan Road.
Once you are there, here is what you can expect:
- Site Tours: Site tours are available for the entire family, including any pets you have in tow. You must bring your pet on a leash. The historic site is open until 5:00 pm and the grounds open at 8:00 am. Tour costs range from $4 to $7 per person depending on age.
- Museum: The site’s museum and gift shop get you out of the heat for a brief moment, but also give you the chance to pick up a few essential items.
- Ferry Ride to Dauphin Island: While you are out there, take a ferry trip over to Dauphin Island using the Mobile Bay Ferry.
- Outdoor Activities: Fort Morgan has beaches, nature trails and a boat launch where you can explore the waters of the bay. You can also enjoy fishing from the shoreline along with other visitors. Mingle with some locals for useful tips! Fort Morgan’s premier location also makes it ideal for bird and wildlife watching, and you have access to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.
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