Gulf Shores: History of gulf shores

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History of gulf shores

Located just west of Gulf Shores on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Fort Morgan is the ideal vacation destination for anyone looking to commune with nature, soak in history, and relax on some of the beautiful beaches that surround this area. While most individuals think of Gulf Shores when they imagine vacationing on the coast, Fort Morgan is a viable alternative for those who want a more peaceful and serene atmosphere during their stay. Whether the white sand has drawn you in or the simple beauty was simply too much to resist, you certainly will not be disappointed with any part of your Fort Morgan vacation.

We all know you didn’t plan to spend your vacation staying in an overcrowded unexciting hotel, so why not stay in a vacation rental that can help facilitate your desires. When planning vacation activities everyone seems to have an opinion on what they want to do, but everyone is sure to agree on beach fun in the sun. After a long day of swimming, parasailing, boogie boarding and building sand castles, walk across the boardwalk and be steps from your front door. You’ll love the convenience of the fully stocked cabinet of beach and bath towels and the plethora of beach toys.

The actual fort from which Fort Morgan draws its name is rich in history and certainly worth a visit. Visitors can explore the grounds and learn how the Spanish used the fort in the 1500s and rebuilt it in the 1800s to protect themselves from the Native Americans in the area. The fort also played a part in the American Civil War when, in 1864, Union and Confederate armies fought for control of this strategic port entrance and the Union army eventually won control after besieging Fort Morgan. The living history program is conducted daily, however, the candlelight fort tours on Tuesday nights are a worthwhile adventure for children and adults alike.


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