West of Gulf Shore lies Fort Morgan, an unincorporated community in Baldwin County where you can experience the amazing history of the Gulf Shores area without the need of a textbook. Discover Native American settlements, hear the stories of the Spanish explorers, and experience first-hand the Civil War battle where Admiral David Farragut originally used the infamous command, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!"
Aside from its beautiful beaches, the actual fort is an important piece of Civil War history. During the last naval battle of the Civil War at Mobile Bay, Fort Morgan provided protective fire for blockade runners. It was named a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is currently considered among the 10 most endangered Civil War landmarks by Civil War buffs.
Beyond the historical sites, Fort Morgan can also offer you tranquility with the sound of the surf and rare opportunities for bird watching. Fort Morgan Peninsula is a 22 mile long area of a tropical beach paradise in the Gulf Shores, Alabama area located on the Gulf of Mexico. A large part of Fort Morgan Peninsula is designated as Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. You will also find walking and bicycling trails on Ft. Morgan Road. There also is a ferry that goes from Fort Morgan Road to Dolphin Island.
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