The Battle of Mobile Bay Civil War Trail is over 90 miles long, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to north Mobile County. All along its length you'll discover the sites of famous Civil War battles and learn about the day to day life of average sailors, soldiers, and civilians during America's Civil War.
The Battle of Mobile Bay Civil War Trail includes over a dozen of Alabama's Civil War sites. Key parts of both the Battle of Mobile Bay and the Overland Campaign make up the trail.
Some of the sites along the trail have been lost by the passage of time and are marked only by signs. Others, like Fort Morgan and Fort Gaines, have been more carefully preserved. All help illustrate the part that the Mobile area played during the Civil War.
Mobile's Civil War trail puts you in the very footsteps of the brave men and women who fought for their respective beliefs. These experiences will help you to understand the human equation of the Civil War in the way no textbook or documentary ever can.
Some of the main points of interest along the trail include:
Historic Fort Morgan
is a masonry star fort with cannons, tunnels, beaches, a gift shop, and a museum. The fort offers tours and hosts numerous living history events throughout the year.
, where Admiral Farragut shouted "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" offers interpretive civil war tours. The fort has original cannons, a blacksmith shop, kitchens, a museum, and tunnels.
Blakeley State Park
includes miles of original breastworks and pristine battlefields - not to mention wonderful hiking trails and welcoming campgrounds. Blakeley State Park also has the distinction of being the largest National Historic Register site east of the Mississippi.
, "The Last Appomattox," is the site of Confederate General Richard Taylor's surrender of 47,000 Confederate troops to Union Gen. E.R.S. Canby on April 29, 1865. Magee Farm is completely intact, the only surviving structure from a Confederate surrender.