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 For more information please contact the fort at 251-540-7127 or


Tuesday Winter Civil War Tours - January & February

Memorial Day Tribute - May

Daily Guided Summer Tours - June & July

Tuesday Evening Events - June & July

Fall Garrison Living History - October

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

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: Jacqulyn Kirkland, 334-230-2645,