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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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All reviews water battery civil war advanced redoubt visitor center the national park service self guided tour piece of history ft pickens walk around naval museum lots of history love history pensacola naval air station in great shape great history worth a stop nas pensacola
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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

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

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

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

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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 .

Thank Proudmom071224
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We took a day away from the beach and toured the fort and the light house. Small fort so it doesn't take long to tour it but very rich in history. Next time we will take the ferry to Fort Pickens!

Thank grmyers75
Reviewed 31 July 2018

My family and I went to Fort Pickens and was given a brochure of the other places that my $20 entrance fee would cover for a week. Fort Barrancas was one of the places in the brochure but no where did it say that it...More

Thank where2nextbabe
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Very interesting spot for history of the area. The fort goes on and on, so wear your walking shoes. My husband and I have taken friends here on several occasions, and gone back by ourselves, too.

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Diana H
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.
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Saaysaay
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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
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