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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-455-5167
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Spent a beautiful day engaging in the historical significance & beauty of the Fort. Clean and a great place for family to play together...something for all.

Thank travelingdoc2015
Reviewed 8 June 2017

If you go to the lighthouse drive down the road a few blocks to see this fort, I enjoyed Ft Pickens more but was glad I stopped to see Fort also, lots of history to learn about the civil war days.

Thank Piper226
Reviewed 31 May 2017

There are so many movies that depict fort battles. You drive to this fort on the base, park and are immediately on the battle site. Every aspect of the fort (outside) is available to view. Protective cannon swept the field of invaders as well as...More

Thank almaanne
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It was a good walk and that's about it. The gate was locked to enter the fort so all you could do is view the outside. You could get the same experience by driving by this place and looking out your car window.

Thank NunYuh
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you like history, then this a good place to stop at. The history of the fort and how it was built and who operated it is well explained by the staff. The tour is self guided and you can spend as much time as...More

1  Thank Lee G
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I have been to many national parks and this one is great. It isn't too big that you get overwhelmed with everything. We lucked out and were the only 2 people for a tour. The information presented during the tour was so much more than...More

Thank dchorton
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Located just a short walk from the aviation Museum, the Fort is a NPS fee site. Unless you have a pass it is $7/person or $15/car. The visitor center has a short 10 minute film to view, then you can explore both Fort Barrancas and...More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 8 May 2017

First, let me tell you if you use Google maps to get to the Fort it will take you on to the navel base. Second, be prepared to answer 50 questions and show ID. Third, you will be given a piece of paper that MUST...More

2  Thank Joey R
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a great place to learn more about Pensacola's history. Theres lots of stairs and I'd suggest touring would be better in any month but summer for seniors or handicapped. Be sure to take some water and good walking shoes.

Thank teresahI9433CC
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Take the time to step back in time and enjoy the history of America's conflicts of the Spanish American War, the battle between the Spanish and the French, and our very own Revolutionary War. The residential structures, long dark maze of hallways, holding cells, cannon...More

Thank Steve L
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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
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