For Immediate Release
November 27, 2017

Holidays at the Fort
December 3
1:30 – 4:00 pm
Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Gulf Shores, Alabama

With holiday lights, decorations, the gift shop open house, and walking tour, it’s a great time to enjoy the historic character and history of Fort Morgan’s Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.

The Holidays at the Fort tour, led by Dylan Tucker, will begin at 1:30pm. From 2:00 - 4:00pm the gift shop’s open house will feature door prizes, 10% discounts off entire purchases, refreshments, and great gift ideas and stocking stuffers for the entire family.

Weather conditions may cause an event to be cancelled. Information will be posted to website and Facebook. Event will not be rescheduled if cancelled.

Directions: Fort Morgan is at the western end of Hwy 180, 22 miles west of Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores. You can also reach the site from Dauphin Island by riding the Mobile Bay Ferry.

Fee: No admission charges from 1:00 to 5:00pm that day.
        Regular admission - $7.00 Adult, $5.00 Students, Seniors, $4.00 Children 6-12 years

For more information contact: Dylan Tucker, Cultural Resource Specialist, Fort Morgan, at  or call 251-540-7127

Conveniently located near Fort Morgan beach houses, the "Guardian on the Bay" has an active living history program, which puts on a number of events throughout the year, including an annual reenactment of the fort's famous Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War. During June and July, families can enjoy Evening Tours of the fort. The Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this historic site.

Find Fort Morgan on Facebook or visit

About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit  


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