For Immediate Release
June 29, 2018

Media Contact: Jacqulyn Kirkland, 334-230-2645

Celebrations of Independence
Monday, July 2, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, July 3, 9:00am-3:00pm
Fort Morgan State Historic Site (51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores, AL)

Join Fort Morgan, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission, for an exciting opportunity to interact with history!

On Monday, July 2 the 151st Army Detachment Band will perform inside the Fort.

On Tuesday, July 3 Fort Morgan living history interpreters dressed in period clothing will demonstrate soldier, medical, and family life at the fort during WWI. A special photographic exhibit depicting the WWI era occupation will also be on display.

Fee: Regular admission

For more information contact Heather Tassin at or 251-540-5257.

About Fort Morgan
Since 1834 Fort Morgan has stood as the guardian of Mobile Bay. The military site and National Historic Landmark is located 22 miles west of Gulf Shores. Construction began in 1819, but due to its isolated location, the fort was not completed until 1834. Skilled masons, many of which were enslaved African Americans, built the fortification which contains more than 46 million cubic yards of bricks.

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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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