NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK  
ABOUT

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.

Blue Star Museum: Fort Morgan proudly offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

View all AHC Owned Forts, Battlefields & Archaeological Sites

Come experience Fort Morgan, famous for its role in the Battle of Mobile Bay. It was here on August 5, 1864, Union Admiral David Farragut ordered his fleet to charge the heavily mined bay. "Damn the torpedoes!" said Farragut.

Fort Morgan is available for special events and camp-outs.

For more information please contact the fort at 251-540-7127 or giftshop@fort-morgan.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay - August 4

Who Haunts the Fort - October 17 & 20

75th Anniv. of the Battle of Tarawa and Makin Island - November 2-3

Presentation on Fort's Role in WWI - November 12

Holidays at the Fort - November 18

ADMISSION
Amount Ticket
$7 Adult
$5 Students, Seniors
$4 Children 6-12 years
Free Military with ID
LOCATION

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

51 Hwy 180 West, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542

 CONTACT

Site Director: Heather Tassin

Museum: 251-540-5257

Email: heathertassin@fort-morgan.org

Media Contact: Jacqulyn Kirkland, 334-230-2645, jacqulyn.kirkland@ahc.alabama.gov