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"To Protect, Preserve and Interpret Alabama's Historic Places."

 

SITE ADMISSION

REQUIRED FOR ALL ACTIVITIES (BEACH ACCESS, FISHING, FORT TOURS, BIRDING, ETC.) WE ARE A DOG FRIENDLY SITE. PLEASE KEEP YOUR PET ON LEASH AND CLEAN UP AFTER IT.

ACCEPTING VISA, MASTERCARD AND DISCOVER 

* ADULT $7

* SENIOR OVER 65  $5

* STUDENT OVER 12 $5

* CHILD 6-12 $4

* UNDER 6 FREE

* EVENT PRICES VARY

* WEDDING $750

* AFTER HOURS $500

(Events may be canceled due to weather.  Check for updates on our Facebook)

 

Staff Directory

Director

Heather Tassin

251-540-5257

Cultural Resources Spec.

Dylan Tucker

251-540-7202

ASA II/Gift Shop Manager

Jan Dillon

251-540-7127

Financials/Social Media Coordinator

Wendy Hyatt

251-540-5257 

Group, After Hours and Weddings

Grace Gibson

gracegibson@fort-morgan.org


 


Something for Everyone!

Located on Mobile Point, at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, Fort Morgan Historic Site has a diverse number of activities to make your vacation a memorable one.

Preceded by another fort, Fort Bowyer during the War of 1812, Fort Morgan is a Third System masonry fort built between 1819 and 1833. Standing guard where the bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, the fort played a significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. Used intermittently through the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II, the site showcases the evolution of seacoast fortifications and adaptations made by the U.S. Army for the defense of the country. In 1946 the site was turned over to the State of Alabama as a historic site.

The grounds offer more than just history, the site also has nature areas,  a boat launch, picnic area, and beaches for visitors to enjoy. Whatever your reason for visiting,  make sure Fort Morgan State Historic Site  is a part of your visit to Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast! 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS 

April 6, 2019  10am-3pm  — —  Park Day https://www.battlefields.org/events/park-day No Admission charged to volunteers who pre-register with dylantucker@fort-morgan.org

April 16-20, 2019  — —  Coastal Bird Banding  times to be determined by Birmingham Audubon website is birminghamaudubon.org 

May 25, 2019 9am to 3pm  — —  Memorial Day Commemoration "HONOR - RESPECT- REMEMBER" A wreath laying ceremony is planned for the Tecumseh.Living History groups, spanning from the War of 1812-WWII, remember those who gave their lives in service.  Guided tours, weapons demonstrations, and artillery firing are planned. A photo Gallery of WWI and WWII Fort Morgan Service will be inside the arches.  Regular Admission charged

 June July August    — —  10:00 AM  Guided Tours by Living History Staff

June and July Tuesday Evenings 6pm — — Living History Tours at Fort Morgan:   $10 per person. Living History Interpreters portray Civil War and WWI eras of  military history of Fort Morgan and Mobile Point. Demonstrations of Civil War small  arms drills will occur throughout the evening as well as the firing of one of the fort's artillery pieces, at the conclusion, of the tour.

July 2, 2019  10am –4pm— — Photo galleries to include domestic life, recreation, military training, medical and cavalry at Fort Morgan during WWI will be stationed inside the fort.  There will be living history participants, dressed in period clothing, stationed throughout to answer questions and provide additional information. Bring your own lawn chair and sit where the citadel once stood and enjoy the sounds of the 151st  Army Band.  Regular Admission charged.

August 03, 2019 9am-3pm — — Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay:   Commemorating the events that happened at Mobile Bay August 5-23, 1864, the fort will come to life with drills and demonstrations of artillery by historical interpreters. Regular Admission charged.

August 07 - October 30 2019 10am and 2pm Wed. and Sat. ONLY  

Espionage at Mobile Point Escape Room. Build  decision making skills, empower internal communications, and strengthen your teams trust in each other while learning about the Battle of Mobile Bay. This is an ideal experience for sport teams, management companies, yelp groups, social clubs, snowbird groups, wedding parties, tour operators or just a group of friends looking for an adventure. This is a 1 hour experience for groups of 8-10 people working together to escape being locked up as Civil War Spies.  Price is $25 per person.  For more information click HERE.

October 23 and 26, 2019 6pm to 7pm — — Known deaths and Burials:  $12 A guided tour by historical  interpreters about “Known Deaths and Burials at Mobile point from 1813-1910” written by M. Bailey.  Limited to the first 100 pre-registered guests.   To pre-purchase tickets for October event only call 251-540-5257.  Bring your own flashlights. Dress for the weather.  Event may be canceled due to weather.  Steep stairs and uneven surfaces will be encountered on the tour.  (not recommended for small children or strollers). 

SEPTEMBER 7 9AM-4PM —HMS ACASTA will host a War of 1812 Event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8F5jliXlm8

NOVEMBER 1 and 2, 2019 8AM TO 5PM -WWII Event will be hosted by an outside source. (More information to follow)

November 12, 2019  2pm to 3pm — —Veteran’s Day WWI Lecture in the Fort Morgan’s Military Role in WWI:  A presentation, in the fort, based on Fort Morgan's Military Role in WWI. Regular Admission charged

November 24, 2019 1pm to 4pm — — Holidays at the Fort Tour 1pm and Gift Shop open house 2-4pm:  A "Holidays at the Fort" tour will be given at 1pm, with a small arms demonstration.  Special holiday decorations and gifts will be on sale at the gift shop.  Refreshments will be served in the gift shop from 2pm-4pm. Regular Admission charged until 1pm on this day only.