Fort Morgan Historic Site
Fort Morgan Historic Site was built in 1834 on Mobile Point, located at the end of the scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula. Registered as a U.S. National Historic Landmark and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Fort Morgan is both a historic site and natural preserve featuring a picnic area, beaches, a boat launch, and more.
Fort Morgan played a significant role in the Civil War and World War I, and between 1900 and 1923 the site was the largest permanent military base in Alabama. The U.S. Army and Navy occupied the space during these times, and by 1944 the site was abandoned for the final time.
Today, Fort Morgan is a must-visit for history buffs as well as bird watchers. During the fall bird migration specifically, Fort Morgan welcomes a variety of bird species. Designated as one of "One Hundred Globally Important Bird Areas" by the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail, and it's a part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail. The protected dunes and marshes are marked along the shoreline and are endangered species habitats, including turtle nests.
While Fort Morgan is a dog-friendly site, they must be kept on leashes and kept within the Old Fisherman's Wharf beach area.
Fort Morgan Historic Site Details
Address: 110 AL-180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Hours: Open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Adult $8; Seniors, College Students & Children $5; a Family of 2 Adults & 2 Children $20