Things to do at the Fort Morgan State Historic Park

The Fort Morgan State Historic Park can be found at Mobile Point on the end of Alabama’s scenic Fort Morgan Peninsula. This site has played an important role throughout history, but today it is a living history museum with plenty of activities for visitors to enjoy.

Living History Events

Fort Morgan brings history alive for visitors that enter the encampment walls. Interpreters dress as the men and women who once lived here, and uniformed guides explain the day to day experiences these people faced. Special living history events take place throughout the year, but June and July are extra special with Tuesday evening Civil War Tours and a Salute to American Independence. These events include artillery demonstrations and members of the garrison telling tales of the fort’s most turbulent years.

Museum

The Fort Morgan State Historic Park Museum has numerous displays of the uniforms, artillery, and history of the fort spanning 200 years. Strolling through the exhibits gives visitors a better understanding of this land’s significance. The museum gift shop is a great place to find souvenirs, Civil War replicas, prints, books, and more.

Fishing

Fort Morgan’s location at the mouth of Mobile Bay makes this a terrific spot for fishing. This is where the locals love to fish from the sandy shorelines. You can also go out on the water in search of the “Big One.” The fort’s boat launch features two slips that are capable of handling most recreational crafts. Don’t forget your camera. You’ll want to capture the beautiful scenery as well as the fish.

Bird Watching

Birds use this area as a refueling stop during their fall migration. They come back through again in the spring. Fort Morgan is so important to bird migration that the American Bird Conservancy designated it as one of the One Hundred Globally Important Bird Areas. The Alabama Coastal Birding Trail crosses through the park. Signs will help you find your way.

Wildlife

Development in the area has turned Fort Morgan into a refuge for many species. The beach near the dunes is a protected endangered species habitat. While walking along the nature trails you may encounter wildlife such as coyotes, spot fox, and an occasional bobcat. In addition, the unspoiled dune habitat within the park is home to the Alabama beach mouse. He aids in the maintenance of this wonderful dune ecosystem.

The Fort Morgan State Historic Park is just one of many attractions in the Fort Morgan and Gulf Shores areas. If you’re looking to book a vacation to Fort Morgan, Sunset Properties offers luxury condo and beach house rentals in the Fort Morgan area.

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