Operation Schedule: Fort open Nov.
1–Mar. 31 8–5,
Apr. 1–Oct. 31 8–7;
museum year-round 9–5.
Construction began 1819, completed 1834.
Large brick fort serviced the Civil War,
Spanish-American War and both world
wars. It played a major role during the
Battle of Mobile Bay (1864). Museum
details fort's history
The best way to get there from the West.
Go down and catch the ferry, from
You will dock directly at the entrace to
If coming from the East, take Hwy 180W
until it dead ends into Fort Morgan.
Amazing self guided tour that allows
your imagination to run wild. Get your
map when you check in and then walk in
the steps of those who fought there. In
a circular maze of rooms, stairs,
cannons and curiosity.
The do have a gift shop, and some
historical houses that have been turned
to office/staff areas.
But the brick fort and it's labyrinth of
questions is the best.
One of my teenagers actually said that
the layout looked like the same map from
a popular video game named "quake"
I told them a good fort and battle
ground design is often repeated. Be
prepared to climb steps, lots of steps,
dark rooms and hallways that may lead to
no where. I would suggest wearing tennis
shoes, comfortable lightweight clothes,
take a flash light, bottle of water, and
Official Website at
110 Hwy. 180W
Gulf Shores, AL 36542