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Fort Morgan Historic Site


110 State Highway 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
United States

Completed in 1834, Fort Morgan was active during four wars — the Civil War, the SpanishAmerican War, and World Wars I and II. The fort is most famous for its role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Here, Union Rear Admiral David Farragut damned the torpedoes and went full speed ahead to win the battle. The massive fort contains more than 40 million bricks and pays tribute to the skilled masons, many of whom were enslaved African Americans. The fort features an active living history program that interprets all the military periods and holds an annual event commemorating the Battle of Mobile Bay.