In Fort Morgan, tranquility isn't just a word. It's a way of life.
There is perhaps no other milirary site in Alabama more significant than Fort Morgan. Although construction of Fort Morgan didn't begin until 1819, the site's military history atually dates back to the 1780's when it was originally home to Fort Bower - a fort involved in the War of 1812. Fort Morgan was completed in 1834 and has guarded Mobile Bay ever since. "The fort is essentially a time capsule because there has been very little encrouchment on the site", says Mike Baily, Fort Morgan's site and education director. "You can look at the fort and almost see the evolution of American seacoat fortification history, from 1819 when the fort began all the way to WWII."