Hours of Operation

Seven Days A Week

Museum  9AM-4:30PM

Grounds and Beach 8AM-5PM

Closed Only On:

Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day,

and New Years Day

  SITE ADMISSION

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

 

ACCEPTING VISA,

MASTERCARD AND DISCOVER 

 

* ADULT $8

* SENIOR/COLLEGE STUDENT/CHILD $5

* FAMILY (2ADULTS 2 CHILDREN)    $20

* EVENT PRICES VARY

* WEDDING $1000

* WEDDING WITH RECEPTION $1500

* AFTER HOURS $500

* ANNUAL PASS FAMILY (2ADULTS/2CHILDREN) $99

*ANNUAL PASS INDIVIDUAL $45

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


 Staff Directory

Director

Heather Tassin

251-540-5257

HeatherTassin@fort-morgan.org

 

Financials/Social Media Coordinator

251-540-5257

WendyHyatt@fort-morgan.org

 

Gift Shop Manager

Jan Dillon

251-540-7127

GiftShop@fort-morgan.org

 

Group, After Hours and Weddings

Grace Gibson

GraceGibson@fort-morgan.org

 


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AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CASH!  ENTRANCE FEE MUST BE MADE WITH DEBIT/CREDIT CARD ONLY.

During these times surrounding the coronavirus and Covid-19, Alabama Historical Commission is operating under the guidance and recommendations of Governor Ivey and Public Health Officials. The decision to place Fort Morgan State Historic Site's museum/gift shop building under temporary closure was originally made in response to Governor Ivey’s “Stay at Home” order with a directive to engage in “social distancing.” The Alabama Historical Commission is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our staff and site visitors. We are working diligently to obtain the necessary protective equipment and cleaning supplies, which supports efforts to maintain sanitation guidelines at the site. It is paramount that we safeguard for all by waiting to re-open until we have supplies on hand. There are many common areas and shared spaces at AHC sites, such as restrooms, comfort stations, and ticket counters that require continual cleaning. When visitors are on here, we want them to feel comfortable and safe because we are exercising our due diligence to maintain safety protocols. Onsite events remain cancelled through June 30, 2020.

We thank you for your understanding and patience. And, we look forward to announcing our re-opening date and seeing you all soon.

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FORT MORGAN PROPERTY AND GATES CLOSE AT 5:00pm 

Photo by Wendy HyattPhoto by Wendy Hyatt

Fort Morgan offers a never ending variety of possibilities for outdoor activities. Beaches, nature trails, and a boat and kayak launching. 

Caution should be used in using the beaches as no lifeguards are present. Please be aware that all beaches close at sundown.  

Fort Morgan is a Dog Friendly Site.  Keep dogs on a leash at all times and pick up after them.  The Mobile bay side beach from the  Fort Morgan Pier all the way to the Old Fisherman's Wharf is the only beach that allows dogs.   Beyond the Old Fisherman's Wharf is a Federal Wildlife area so dogs are not permitted beyond that point.


Fishing

Fort Morgan provides the opportunity for every angler to land that "big one" from its shoreline.Come where the locals have been shore fishing for years, come to Fort Morgan!

Sgts Cady & Parker 1918 GrouperSgts Cady & Parker 1918 Grouper

 


Bird and Wildlife Watching

Photo by Wendy HyattPhoto by Wendy Hyatt

Alabama Coastal Birding Trail:

http://www.alabamacoastalbirdingtrail.com/trails/fort_morgan_loop.asp

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge:

http://www.fws.gov/bonsecour/

Information on the Alabama Beach Mouse:

http://www.fws.gov/daphne/es/abm/ABM_Index.html

 During the fall migration period, birds use the site as a "fuel" replenishment spot before starting their long trip over the Gulf of Mexico. During the Spring, they repeat the journey in reverse. Because of its location and the importance it plays in these annual events, Fort Morgan was designated one of "One Hundred Globally Important Bird Areas" by the American Bird Conservancy. A part of the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail,  signs are located throughout the site to aid you.

The dune complexes and marshes are protected endangered species habitat. While you may walk along the beach near the dunes, please do not enter the complexes or marshes.

DO NOT DISTURB NESTING TURTLES!

Signs are posted where areas are closed for visitation.

Caution: Uneven Surfaces, Steep Stairs, Dangerous Wildlife Area.