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Fort Barrancas

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Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
Phone Number: +1 850-455-5167
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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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As a Civil War Buff and and Air Force veteran I love coming here and getting an appreciation for Pensacola and all of its beauty and history. This fort has an interesting and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 February 2016
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Pensacola, Florida
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

As a Civil War Buff and and Air Force veteran I love coming here and getting an appreciation for Pensacola and all of its beauty and history. This fort has an interesting and unique history and there is something amazing about standing in such an old fort that I find fascinating and exhilarating everytime I come here.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Excellent place to visit. Interesting history from design to slave labor. A great place for history buffs to children and families. 60 million bricks fabricated and used in the construction. Wow!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

It's just unbelievable to walk around the fort and think this was high tech at the time. The fort is in great shape and clean. It was very interesting to walk thru the interior brick hallways and of course along the outside walls. Basic and brutal indeed. Has a great view of the bay and grounds. Very interesting to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

this Fort is in excellent shape, and you get the feeling of what it must have been wondering those long halls, very interesting !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I enjoyed the history of the place. My teenagers just thought it was neat to walk around and take arty photos.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

The fort sits on a bluff overlooking Pensacola Bay. Barrancas was established in the 1830 and complimented Ft Pickens located on the opposite side of the bay setting up a cannon cross-fire for any enemy ships of war entering the harbor. During the Civil War, Barrancus was a Confederate stronghold while Pickens was a Union fort If you're a history... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We went to this fort after being at Fort Pickens. It was quite a ride to get here. It is interesting, well maintained, clean restroom, but just a walking self tour and a movie in the gift shop didn't help us much. I'd rather have gone to the Naval Museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

11 min video sets the stage. Some nice displays and a jaunt through the fort. Helpful tour guides along the way provide detail and insight.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Barrancas is part of the Gulf Islands National Sea Shore, & overlooks the entrance to Pensacola Bay. Beautifully restored, lots of history, & its FREE.

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Galion, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Started at the visitors center with a 12 minute film that covered the history of the fort. Spent an hour walking through the fort following the self guided tour brochure. Disappointed that the dark tunnel to the water battery was closed for renovation. Overall glad we stopped.

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