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Fort Barrancas

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Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S. Naval yard that was built in 1821.
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
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All reviews water battery advanced redoubt visitor center the national park service piece of history self guided tour ft pickens walk around naval museum love history lots of history pensacola bay pensacola naval air station great history in great shape national seashore light house
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great attraction, a true piece of history. Very informative A beautiful setting very informative guides

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was down in Pensacola Fl for a symposium on a naval aircraft and Geocaching and the fort was a location of an earth cache the fort was closed but we did get to walk around the outside of the fort it is worth going see

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank seawolf33
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Amazing nature will meet you on the way to the Fort. White sands, blue lagoons, pines and palm trees, blessed beauty created by the creator. And among this beauty is a military building of the distant past. Put on comfortable shoes to walk around the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank woolandsilk_usa
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Not far from the National Aviation Museum is this treasure. It's a nice stroll through the past once you've seen the air craft of the greatest war power in the planet. The fort is pretty impressive when you look at how well it is built...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gulf_Coast_Chowhound
Reviewed 1 November 2018

If a Blue Angel practice is all you see it is already 100% worth the visit. My kids really enjoyed running around the fort more than I would have imagined too.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dave K
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I enjoyed exploring and learning a piece of American History. If you see this site, you need to go to the Advanced Redoubt too. The $20 fee is good for a week and can be used at any Gulf Shore National Site. The tours are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dan R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Lot's of planes and history. We had a tour guide who had flown on some of the planes and shared his personal experiences. He made the tour great because of listening to someone who is able to answer questions! Help make this experience more fun...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited Fort Barrancas not really knowing what to expect. We went inside and were completely blown away by the beautiful architecture. The arches were amazing and the layout was brilliant. After doing a pretty thorough walk through we went into the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank R7853FWsusanr
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Was on my to-do list for this trip, but NPS has really fallen off its game. Closed when I got there in the middle of the afternoon. You can still see a little from the outside. Filthy, green-mildew-covered park signs and overgrown grass are evidence...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

It’s a fort and everything architecturally looks the same. It’s worth seeing and interesting if you like history . Just visually one tone .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Proudmom071224
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21 May 2018|
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Response from briansS9750NV | Reviewed this property |
Parts of it are, but to see the whole fort you have to go up and down many stairs.
6 March 2017|
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Response from erica32paulk | Reviewed this property |
I went to both in the same day they are an hour apart and I would definitely choose Fort Pickens. The drive there is beautiful and worth the trip but a little long. Fort Barrancas is on a military base and a little hard to... More