February 9, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission


For Immediate Release
February 9, 2018

Media Contact: Jacqulyn Kirkland, 334-230-2690
or jacqulyn.kirkland@ahc.alabama.gov

Last British Occupation at Mobile Point
February 17-18, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm
Fort Morgan Historic Site, Gulf Shores, Alabama

Join us for a walk back in time and visit Fort Morgan as it was more than 200 years ago. This two-day event, happening February 17-18 from 9:00am-4:00pm, will immerse visitors in the British occupation of Fort Bowyer.

Fort Bowyer was a small wooden fort built on the sands of Mobile Point peninsula to guard the entrance to Mobile Bay during the War of 1812; it was located near the site of present-day Fort Morgan.

The HMS Acasta living history crew will be onsite to portray a crew of His Majesty's Royal Navy, circa 1800-1810.

Fee: Regular admission will be charged

Directions: Fort Morgan is at the western end of Hwy 180, 22 miles west of Hwy 59 in Gulf Shores. You can also reach the site from Dauphin Island by riding the Mobile Bay Ferry.

For more information contact:
Dylan Tucker, Cultural Resource Specialist, Fort Morgan, at DylanTucker@fort-morgan.org  or call 251-540-7127

Conveniently located near Fort Morgan beach houses, the "Guardian on the Bay" has an active living history program, which puts on a number of events throughout the year, including an annual reenactment of the fort's famous Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War. During June and July, families can enjoy Evening Tours of the fort. The Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this historic site.

Find Fort Morgan on Facebook or visit ahc.alabama.gov

About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov  



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