As of Thursday, March 19, the Alabama Historical Commission will act on the recommendations of public health officials and Governor Ivey to implement a plan for social distancing in response to coronavirus and COVID-19. In the interest of public health and safety, the Alabama Historical Commission's main office and select historic sites have been closed to the public since March 16, and all events and programs are cancelled until April 30. The agency will reevaluate by that time. This closure includes all access points and beaches at Fort Morgan. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on another occasion.


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.

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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


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with guidelines set forth by the CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health the events scheduled for March 21 (Civil War Garrison Day) and April 13-19 (Coastal Bird Banding) have been cancelled.


Please stay tuned for more developments and announcements.

Amount Ticket
$8 Adult
$5 College Students, Seniors, Child (6-12 years)
$20 Family of Four - 2 adults, 2 children
FREE Military - Active, Reserve, or Retired with ID
$4 Groups of 10 or more
$3 School groups per person
Boat launch $2/day, $10/week, $25/month
Wedding - ceremony only $1,000
Wedding - ceremony with reception $1500
After hours events, other than weddings $500
Scouts $4/night per person
Adult $15/night
Scout Masters (up to 2 per group) Free

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


Site Director: Heather Tassin

Museum: 251-540-5257


Media Contact: Andi Martin, 334-230-2680,