Baldwin County, located on the Gulf of Mexico, is one of the premier tourism spots in Alabama. It is also the site of some of the earliest European explorations and settlements in the South. The county is home to many historic sites and districts that attract thousands of visitors. Noted Civil War sites in the county include Fort Morgan and Fort Blakeley. The Baldwin County Heritage Museum, in Elberta, features exhibits on Baldwin County history from 1900 to 1950.