At 6:30 a.m. on August 5, 1864, Union Admiral Farragut's fleet started its run into Mobile Bay between Forts Morgan and Gaines. Suddenly, in hellish sheets of flame, the guns lashed out from Morgan's walls. The Battle of Mobile Bay was on. Despite Morgan's withering fire, the Union fleet managed to run the gauntlet into Mobile Bay and out of range of Morgan's guns. The siege of Fort Morgan lasted for nearly three more weeks before the fort fell into Union hands on August 23
Hurricane Hunters in an exciting video. Visit Fishing the Lagoon: A Way of Life. See gear used to fish and shrimp on the Gulf Coast and in Little Lagoon. View a weather video from our collection. Special exhibits, films and other events offered throughout the year. Free admission.
Naval Aviation transcends both time and space, from wood and fabric biplanes, to the frontiers of space. The Museum captures Naval Aviation's heritage and brings its story of challenge, ingenuity, and courage to you!
Open Tuesday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The museum houses local artifacts and memorabilia relating to our Native American and fishing heritage. Families of early fisherman have donated supplies and collectibles that make us mindful of the challenges and achievements in the early days of our fishing industry