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Fort Barrancas

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Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
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+1 850-455-5167
09:30 - 15:45
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Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S....

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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Our son lives in Pensacola and we went sight seeing. This is very interesting and a good bit of history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2016
Carol S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Our son lives in Pensacola and we went sight seeing. This is very interesting and a good bit of history.

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Definitely wear comfortable shoes and cool clothing.Also be sure to bring a camcorder or at least a camera.Lot's of photo opportunities right from the time you arrive.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Been to a lot of Forts and this is one of the well kept ones. Small compared to others but interesting . Not much too see

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

We enjoyed our visit to Ft Barrancas. The short historical video was a great introduction to what we were about to see. The walk through the fort was very neat and our 10 and 7 year old children loved looking at the architecture and realizing the effort to build such a structure in those days. This is definitely worth the... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Fort Barrancas and the neighboring Ft. Pickens share some important civil war history. Would highly recommend visiting both for true civil war buffs. Also a neat, short, stop for kids. The nearby Naval Aviation Museum is a fantastic visit as well and is highly recommended.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This place could be better if there would be just few more thinks from past. It is still great place to visit. Now we are going to the one cross the water :) you only pay one time entrance to both forts !!!

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

It was cool to walk the inside of the fort and go behind the battlements. History buffs will like this stop!

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

If you're into civil war history, like old forts and desire scenic views, then Fort Barrancas, on board Naval Air Station Pensacola is a great place to visit! The fort is part of the Gulf Island National Seashores, of the National Park Service. Check out the views of Pensacola pass out to the gulf while you're on top of the... More 

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Mareuil-Sur-Lay-Dissais, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We always love to visit history, especially when combined with nature. We had a nice walk around and in the fort and did the walking trail to the other fort.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I have been here about 8 times over the years, and like the site, views and walking. Highly recommend if you can't make it to Ft Pickens. It is NEAR the Naval Aviation museum, and the Pensacola Lighthouse. And only 10 minutes to Big Lagoon State Park, or 15 minutes to Johnson Beach.

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