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“Great location and lovely drive”
Review of Fort Pickens Area

Fort Pickens Area
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Owner description: Visitors can take a self-guided tour of this authentic fort active during the Civil War and later used as a jail to hold the infamous American Indian chief Geronimo.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We drove to this spot around sunset on Easter weekend and it was great! Plenty of beach access enroute to the fort. Takes about 20mins to reach from Pensacola beach till here due to 25mph limit.

Thank Shivang B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The fort is at the mouth of Pensacola Bay and the views are stunning. The men loved climbing around the gun batteries, we enjoyed the views and close proximity to Blue herons.

Thank Kathy1464
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We got a tip that Fort Pickens was a great place to watch the Blue Angels practice. So not only did we enjoy visiting this 200 year old fort but we also had a great vantage point to watch the practice. Amazing.

1  Thank Cindy E
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Well layed out history for exploration. Don't miss the additional batteries outside the fort. - We biked out from town. - beautiful drive.

Thank NannettenJohn
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Large fort still being restored in places. Tour guide only available one time a day, and when we went, the tour time was incorrect from the brochure from the Pensacola Beach tourist center, so we missed the tour. You can only access this fort by way of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, which means it is a $20 pass, and with a 25 mile an hour speed limit for several miles. The self guided tour paper was mostly adequate, but a tour guide would have brought this place to life.

Thank Brenda R
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