3 Reasons Kids Love Beach History
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Sometimes it can be hard getting kids to delve into our country’s history, especially when you’re on vacation along the Alabama Gulf Coast. After all, they want to splash in the surf and build sandcastles. But when kids can get actively involved in learning history, especially beach history, it takes on a new dimension for them, allowing them to experience and be a part of the events of the past. Not surprisingly, there are many ways to do just that along the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Playing and Learning at Fort Morgan
Located on the Fort Morgan peninsula, Historic Fort Morgan welcomes visitors to come and experience history throughout the grounds of this masonry fort built in the early 1800s. While there is a great onsite visitors center and museum detailing the fort’s history and its residents, my kids really loved being able to go inside the fort to explore its hallways and climb the stairs to the second level, where they could imagine soldiers scouting the horizon. I enjoyed hearing them tell me what they think a soldier saw as he walked along the fort’s perimeter. To help your kids imagine a soldier’s life at the fort, visit Fort Morgan during one of the fort’s re-enactment events. During these special events, kids can actually see how soldiers lived and worked day to day as well as talk to “soldiers” about their daily lives. It’s a great way for kids to learn and remember history!