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Fort Barrancas

Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-455-5167
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-455-5167
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful look back at America, Spain, Florida and the people who just lived here. Time is endless. It's us that come and go.

1  Thank nabenom
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I'm pretty big on visiting forts, but this one was disappointing. The staff are wonderful, but the fort and facilities themselves are small, and sectioned off so the view is poor. A view obviously isn't everything for a historical attraction, but the facility is mostly...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is an old port defense fort with the old Spanish cannon battery and the newer (1840-1870) Fort Barrancas. There is also nearby Redoubt fort. The guided tour is worth it. During the summer do this first thing in the morning and then go to...More

Thank EdwardCRobison
Reviewed 3 August 2016

simply incredible. one of the original 3 forts built in the 1800's. you will be amazed at the sheer # of bricks used. very cool to see how soldiers built forts and how they lived!

Thank domear
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Parking is awkward but a little walk is worth the history. The area is just beautiful and well kept. This post is full of history and should be maintained to the highest military standards. Great place to just look back on a wonderful military career.

Thank nstokes1
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We took the kids today to see the Fort. They loved it. We are so lucky to live in an area that has so much history. Next time, I'd like to do the guided tour to learn more. The view is amazing.

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is a civil war era fort near Pensacola that was occupied by the Confederates during the Civil War at one time. It is a relatively small fort, but is in very good shape. It has a few features that one doesn’t normally see in...More

1  Thank TranzorZ1985
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Fort Barancas is a National Park Service location, so if you have kids, make sure they do the Junior Ranger Program. It is free, the kids learn and they get a certificate and pin when they finish . . . that is after they walk...More

1  Thank Veronica D
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The draw bridge a killing ground , where your imagination can see how an old world fort was defended . A brickwork labyrinth will take the tourist round to "Water Battery" where cannon balls where skipped across the water at wooden ships . ect ,ect

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Come visit a fort that operated from the 1800's to World War II. And see a bit of southern history. Even Geronimo was housed here until his death.

1  Thank murphycyndy
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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
Chip H
19 May 2016|
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Response from ResqPAC | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is but it's an "iron ranger". Its the honor system to put in your money.
25 January 2016|
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Response from tgdg0806 | Reviewed this property |
You just some form of ID to get on the Base. The fort is free to walk around an spend as much time as you want. It's beautiful an lots of Kodak moments. Enjoy the rest of what the Base has to offer. If your lucky you can... More