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The Remnants Of This Historic Fortress In Alabama Are Hauntingly Beautiful

While walking the grounds of Alabama’s Fort Morgan, you’ll be amazed. Not only will you be surrounded by great history, you’ll also experience incredible views of Mobile Bay. Speaking of Mobile Bay, Fort Morgan played a huge role in “The Battle of Mobile Bay” during the Civil War (1864). In addition to the Civil War, this historic fort was also active during the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II.

The construction of Fort Morgan began in 1819, using more than 40 million bricks. Construction was completed in 1834. Between the years 1900-1923, Fort Morgan was Alabama’s largest permanent military base. And in July 1944, it was totally abandoned. Today, Fort Morgan is one of Alabama’s top tourist attractions.

So, what is it about Fort Morgan that’ll amaze you? Check out the photos below and see.

Have you ever visited Fort Morgan? If so, what are your thoughts about it?

Address:
Fort Morgan State Historic Site
110 Alabama 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Jennifer
Jennifer is the Alabama staff writer for Only In Your State.