The beauty of the sandy shores of the Gulf Shores of Alabama is only matched by the rich history and culture of the area. The Fort Morgan Historic Site is a literal bastion of history, solidifying the area as one of the most well-rounded vacation spots in the country. You’d be remiss to not visit it during your time on Alabama’s coast. But, what is there to see there? Read on to learn more!
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Fort Morgan Historic Site is Well Worth Your Time
Whether you’re a history buff or not, the Fort Morgan Historic Site in Fort Morgan, AL, will amaze you with its well-preserved history and backstory! You can go visit the site daily from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Construction of the historic fort began way back in 1819. It was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with manual labor coming mostly from African-American slaves. The name “Morgan” comes from a celebrated Revolutionary War hero, General Daniel Morgan. It was completed in 1834. Only 27 years later, Fort Morgan came under Confederate control at the start of the Civil War. Toward the end of the war in 1864, Union forces gained victory over a powerful Confederate force that included the U.S.S Tennessee, one of the strongest ironclad warships of the time. The fort was occupied once again from 1900 to 1923 and once again in 1942 in response to World War II. At the end of the war, the fort was abandoned.
What You’ll Find at the Museum
Over 200 years of historical artifacts are archived at the Fort Morgan Historic Site. In the museum, you’ll have the chance to see artillery, uniforms, local historical artifacts, and even two lighthouse lenses. In addition to these, during the months of June and July, uniformed historical interpreters will guide you through the museum and site. These experts will amaze you with their thorough knowledge and intrigue you with their garb. It’s well worth your visit, so be sure to plan it into your stay!
Just Minutes Away from the Best Place to Stay
When you visit the Gulf Shores of Alabama, you have to visit the Fort Morgan Historic Site. And, when you stay at any of the luxurious vacation rentals from Sunset Properties, you’ll be just minutes away. So, take a look at our beach houses and condos! You’ll feel right at home with our luxurious amenities, too. Why wait? Book your stay today! And, if you need more ideas for ways to spend your time in the Gulf Shores area, then look no further than our Activities page. It’s full of the best ideas for things to see and do while you’re here. We guarantee it will make for an incredible time!