TUESDAY EVENING CIVIL WAR TOURS ARE ONLY IN JUNE AND JULY
October 8, 2016
Fall Garrison Living History Day
Living historians gather at Fort Morgan for the continuation of the site's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Troops will portray garrison life during the FALL of 1865 when the Union captors used it as a base of operations for the Mobile Campaign. Artillery and infantry demonstrations will occur throughout the day.
Re-enactors please contact DylanTucker@fort-morgan.org if you wish to volunteer for this event.
Weather conditions may cause the event to be cancelled. Information will be posted via Webpage and Facebook
No event will be rescheduled if cancelled.
Something for Everyone!
Located on Mobile Point, at the end of Scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula, the 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.
More than just history, the site also has nature areas, and a boat launch for the outdoorsman to enjoy. Or, you can simply sit back and relax on our beaches and let the worries of the world slip away.
Whatever your reason for visiting, make sure Fort Morgan is a part of your visit to Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast!
Fort Morgan Appreciates DONATIONS
1. Monetary: (specify on the check if you wish to donate to the Living History Program, Wayside Exhibits, etc.)
Mail Attn: Fort Morgan Donations at Fort Morgan 110 Hwy 180 Gulf Shores AL 36542.
2. Artifacts: specifically relevant to this site or photos and information pertaining to the service of your ancestor on this site.