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Mobile Bay Ferry Rides Add to Byway Adventure

If you’re looking to add to your byway adventure at a more leisurely pace, the Mobile Bay Ferry may be just the stop for you. The ferry offers year-round service across Mobile Bay between Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. Tickets can be purchased at varying rates for passage. No matter where you’ll arrive, the journey ...Read More

Keep the kids entertained all summer long

School’s out for summer, finally! All along the Alabama Coastal Connection, we’ve got ways to keep the kids entertained all summer long. Here are some of our favorite ways to engage the little ones when the temperatures warm up. Get wet Our white sand beaches and clear blue waters are a no-brainer, but there are ...Read More

Celebrating history at Fort Morgan/Fort Gaines

When venturing along Alabama’s Coastal Connection, you’ll find yourself immersed in the area’s rich history. And there’s no better way to understand Alabama’s unique story than with stops at both Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines. Located 23 miles west of Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan is an historic masonry star fort built to protect the mouth of ...Read More

Protect the Past: Adopt the Baldwin County Heritage Museum for a Day

Weave through the past on your next Alabama Gulf Coast vacation and spend a few hours or a full day at the Baldwin County Heritage Museum in Elberta, Alabama. Volunteers have worked to preserve Baldwin County’s history in 20,000 square feet of space and five acres of historic buildings since the museum opened in 1987. ...Read More

Why Fort Morgan is the Perfect Spot for a Homeschool History Lesson

The Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama area might just be the perfect homeschool vacation or field trip destination. The area is known for its beaches and warm Gulf waters. This makes for awesome nature and marine studies. Did you know the Gulf Shoresand Orange Beach area is also known for its history? While we ...Read More

January 20th, 2015|Categories: Attractions, Connecting with Each Other, Just for Kids|Tags: , , , , |

Have Fun at Fort Morgan’s Twilight Tours

History buffs, we’re calling your name. It’s once again time for tours by twilight at Fort Morgan, just west of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The historic fortification, also known as the Guardian of Mobile Bay, hosts thousands of visitors each June and July for this fascinating step back in time. Held every Tuesday from 7 to ...Read More