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Fort MorganThe 4th of July weekend is upon us, and the thoughts of a 3-day-weekend, fireworks shows and family barbeques have probably filling your heads for weeks now.

Independence Day is the perfect time to sit back and relax with the family, but it is also a time to remember those who have fought and died for the freedom that we are able to enjoy everyday.

Fort Morgan, located at the mouth of Mobile Bay along the Gulf of Mexico is giving everyone the opportunity to reflect, honor and have fun with our nation’s history at their “Salute to American Independence.”  From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 4th, there will be interpreters dressed in various uniforms from the periods throughout Fort Morgan’s active history, located at the fort in Gulf Shores. Spectators will also be given the opportunity to see the Civil War cannon fired in honor of our nation’s birthday.

An event like this is great to have at Fort Morgan, especially since it has had such a rich historical past among our nation’s military.  Originally built in 1834 and named after the Revolutionary War hero, Daniel Morgan, Fort Morgan is often described as “One of the finest examples of military architecture in the New World.”  The Army’s Corps of Engineers were responsible [Read more...]

American FlagFor those of you planning the perfect 4th of July celebration, Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan and Orange Beach are here to help.

Kicking the weekend off early, The Wharf in Orange Beach will begin its multi-day fireworks extravaganza on Saturday, July 2nd.  For three days (July 2, 3, 4) The Wharf will be putting on, what they hope to be, the “biggest set of shows this island has ever seen.”  The shows begin at 9 p.m. each night and will be accompanied by Patriotic music to help celebrate this exciting event.

On July 3rd, from 6-9:30 pm, Perdido Beach Resort is also starting the celebrations early by hosting one huge Independence Day party.  They will be serving Southern-style barbecue, have live music from the Tip Tops (Jazz/Soul/Rockers from Mobile), and of course, Fireworks!

The fun on July 4th begins bright and early at Fort Morgan’s Artillery Salute to American Independence.  This celebration of our nation’s birthday will be exemplified by the ceremonial cannon blast and guided tours of the Fort will take place [Read more...]