Fort Morgan was ccompleted in 1834 and was active during four wars the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. The fort is most famous for its role in the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay. Union Admiral David Farragut damned the torpedoes and went full speed ahead to win the battle. The massive fort contains more than 40 million bricks and pays tribute to the skilled masons, many of whom were enslaved African-Americans.
This is a fun place to visit. There is plenty of room to let the kids run. It also is part of the Gulf Shores Beach Days Dauphin Island Day Tour