3. Step Back in Time at Fort Morgan.
Wherever we travel, we always teach our kids about the history of the area. Fort Morgan was the perfect place to dig in to the past of Alabama's Gulf Coast. Completed in 1834, the fort protected the port of Mobile and its shipping channels, although it was not garrisoned until 1861 when Southern troops seized it during the Civil War. You can enjoy a guided tour, or take a self-guided tour and follow that with some hiking and picnicking. For more history, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile is a short drive away.