Home of the PS Canally
If you love intrigue, find out more about the Disappearance of Henry Bryan at Landseer’s Warehouse Morgan Museum where you can pick up a trail brochure and trace back the last days of one of the explorers on Governor Gawler’s and Captain Sturt’s 1839 voyage down the Murray River.
Morgan is 175 kilometres set on the banks of the Murray River and is the gateway to the outback region and is a popular holiday destination with a rich river and rail heritage.
With extensive lawned riverfront and a heritage built railway station precinct including the heritage listed Station Master’s House and Morgan Wharf, the township has many stories to tell from the golden days of river trade on the Murray.
Take a stroll down the quaint Railway Terrace overlooking the river where many of the shops and buildings are in original built form. Walk on down the river front and you will see the original Station Master’s House, Ticket Office and Tearooms and you can immerse yourself back to the bustling days of romantic rail travel.
The Morgan Heritage Tourism precinct takes you back to the years of old and the Morgan Wharf is now home to the PS Canally being lovingly restored by the people of Morgan and friends of the PS Canally.
See the riverside morgue and the old power magazine and take a stroll up to the Billy Goat Hill lookout offering extensive Murray River views and take a ride on the free 24 hour ferry!
The heart of the business district is only a few steps away and the renowned twin hotels, the Terminus and the Commercial are ready with good old fashioned hospitality and excellent meals or if you are looking for a coffee stop off at the riverview cafe or some tempting home cooked fare at Marrs Bakery.
The heritage listed Landseer’s Warehouse Morgan Museum built in 1878 to coincide with the opening of the railway. The Museum will amaze you with its original high rafters and is a superb venue for your next function or exhibition.
The Morgan Museum provides extensive history of the area and the displays relive what life was like for the community many years ago with horse drawn carriages, a telephone exchange and school room and a classic 1900’s kitchen.
Morgan has a strong events calendar led by the dynamic Morgan Community Development and Tourist Association with the annual ‘Day on the Farm’ at Cordola Station in April and the Lion’s Easter Bazaar in Railway Terrace every Easter Saturday.
Morgan will capture your heart and is the ideal location to base yourself to discover the Riverland region with riverside caravan park, B & B’s, hotel and motel accommodation.
If you like exploring on foot, ask for a brochure from the Museum or Morgan Internet and Resource Centre and immerse yourself in the history of the township on the Morgan Historical Walk featuring 46 points of interest.