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3 Reasons You'll Love Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores, AL

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Whether you've been staying with us for years or you're planning your first Alabama beach vacation, spending an afternoon at Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores, AL, is a great way to mix things up! Just a short drive from our most beautiful vacation homes, Fort Morgan State Historic Site offers visitors the opportunity to explore one of Alabama's most historic places. In addition to the Civil War era fort, the site is also home to a museum, outdoor activities, picnic areas, scenic views, and more. The next time you stay with us and are looking for something fun to do, bring your group to Fort Morgan. We know that you'll love spending a day exploring this unique place to visit!

You can download our free Vacation Guide for even more suggestions of things to do with your friends and family. It's full of our best recommendations like visiting Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores.

1. It's a Great Day Trip Destination

When your group has had enough of the sun and the sand and is looking for something different, you can plan a great day trip to Fort Morgan. Just 23-miles from Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is an easy 30-minute drive along scenic State Highway 180. On the way, you can stop for a bite to eat at a number of great Fort Morgan, AL, restaurants and explore other fun things to do in the area!

2. You'll Learn About Local History

Built on the site of an earlier fort, Fort Bowyer, Fort Morgan was completed in 1834 and quickly became an important place for military defense on Mobile Bay. When you visit the historic site, you'll learn about the roles Fort Bowyer and Fort Morgan played in the War of 1812 and the Civil War through the site's well-preserved structures, informative museum, and Living History reenactments.

3. There is an Activity for Everyone

The wide variety of activities available at Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores make it a great place to bring your group for a fun-filled day. Surrounded on three sides by water, the historic site encompasses over 600 acres of beautiful landscape and scenic views of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. While at Fort Morgan, you and your group can enjoy all of these great activities:

  • Fort Morgan Beach Access

  • Birding and Wildlife Watching

  • Boat Launch

  • Concessions at Historic Southern Grill

  • Fishing

  • Fort Tours

  • Living History Interpretations and Reenactments

  • Museum and Gift Shop

  • Nature Trails

Stay with us and Discover Fort Morgan in Gulf Shores, AL!

Whether you're hosting a youth group, corporate retreat, or large family gathering, a day trip to Fort Morgan is a fantastic excursion for everyone. We know planning a memorable beach vacation can be a challenge, but with our Gulf Shores vacation rentals, finding the perfect home away from home is easy!

Our luxury vacation homes have all the comforts of home, plus luxury amenities, high-end furnishing and decor, handicap accessible elevators, and spacious living areas you will love. In addition, many of our homes come stocked with the best beach-day essentials. Others feature beachfront views, modern kitchens, private pools, exceptional outdoor spaces, and more. Browse our vacation rentals and start dreaming about your next vacation in Gulf Shores. Then, contact us! We'd love to help you plan your stay!

See you in Gulf Shores,

Susan & Geoff Gaberino

Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals

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