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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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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.

Thank KeeneQueen
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The fort has a very small but helpful visitor center, and you can walk the entire fort in less than an hour. Pick up a brochure at the start of the path up to the fort and guide your own tour - it's pretty straightforward....More

Thank JStatler71
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I arrived on a Tuesday morning and they were closed. I didn't see any warnings of this. I had a current copy of the National Park brochure and I'd been to the website. An employee who was there taking inventory or something said they had...More

1  Thank eliz375
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We've been to a couple forts on the upper east coast and we were not able to really see in them, mostly just look from the outside. So this was nice to be able to actually go into the fort and look around.

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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.
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