Four Reasons Fort Morgan Needs To Be On Your Gulf Shores Bucket List

Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores, AL

The Incredible History Behind  Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores, AL

It’s A Photographers’s Dream

Fort Morgan USA


Fort Morgan is a Wildlife Refuge

Fort Morgan Beaches

Visit The Museum and Gift Shop

Fort Morgan Gulf Shores


Know Before You Go

How To Get From Gulf Shores To Fort Morgan

Fort Morgan is located roughly 30 minutes from Gulf Shores down State Highway 180.  If you are looking for a bite to eat on your way, swing into Tacky Jacks located in the marina. There are a few other local restaurants and shops along the way as well. While you are driving you will see a lot of signs for the ferry.  You do not need to take a ferry to get Fort Morgan. The ferry is for those wishing to visit Dauphin Island.

Hours and Admission

Fort Morgan Gulf Shores


Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and a few water bottles. The sun is brutal and will easily burn you and your family to a crisp! Come prepared for the heat. I would also recommend throwing a few towels in your car in case anyone decides to go for a dip in those sparkling waters.

Ferry To Dauphin Island

Why not plan a whole day of adventure and hop on a ferry to Dauphin Island. This is the perfect excursion following your time at Fort Morgan. Check the ferry times and plan your whole day trip!


Looking for more great activities to do in Gulf Shores? Check out our Family Guide To Visiting Gulf Shores!

We would like to thank the Tourism Board of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for sponsoring this post.

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Fort Morgan Gulf Shores

Fort Morgan Gulf Shores


2 thoughts on “Four Reasons Fort Morgan Needs To Be On Your Gulf Shores Bucket List”

  1. Your photos are gorgeous! I’m glad we made the time to visit Fort Morgan when we visited Gulf Shores. VERY cool place! ~ Sage Scott, the Everyday Wanderer

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