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Step back in time at the Fort Morgan State Historic Site. Walk through the archways and explore the fort which was built between 1819-1833 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers using African-American slaves. Learn about the Civil War, the battle of Mobile Bay in 1864, the Spanish-American War, and World Wars I and II. In June and July, costumed-interpreters act as guides and there is an annual battle re-enactment early August. Large grassy expanses are perfect to let kids run free, then walk the nature trails to (hopefully) catch a glimpse of fox, coyote, while keeping an eye out for eastern diamond back rattlesnakes and water moccasins. Enjoy beautiful beaches, or do some fishing. Fort Morgan was designated one of “One Hundred Globally Important Bird Areas” by the American Bird Conservancy for its location as a stop on the spring and fall migration. In spring, observe bird-banding at the Fort Morgan Bird Banding Station. The park has an admission fee.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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