Historic Fort Morgan
Welcome to Historic Fort Morgan, Alabama's largest permanent military post, a title earned between 1900 and 1923. This masonry bastion fort is located at the mouth of Alabama's Mobile Bay and serves as a highly popular National Historic Landmark.
Named after Revolutionary War Hero Daniel Morgan, this fort has some seriously expansive history behind it. Sitting on land that was formerly home Fort Bowyer in the War of 1812, this 3rd system fort was build between 1819 and 1834 at Mobile Point. It played a very significant role in the Battle of Mobile Bay, which took place in August of 1864 (Civil War Era). Soldiers here eventually surrendered to Union Forces after a 2-week siege. It also had a part in the Spanish American War, WWI, and WWII. The fort was retired as a historic site in 1946.
During your visit, your group will be able to explore the grounds and museum, which showcases the evolution of seacoast fortifications made by the U.S Army over time. The site is a part of the Civil War Trail, which you can walk and learn more about during your visit. There are several living history reenactments and special events here regularly, so you may get to see a battle reenactment or arms showcase.
Not only is the site a historic gem, but also an outdoor recreation hotspot, with boat launches, fishing docks, and various nature and birding trails. In the months of March-September, you can enjoy the onsite eatery during your visit, the Historic Southern Grill.