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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 good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“water battery” (21 reviews)
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
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"civil war"
in 33 reviews
"water battery"
in 21 reviews
"advanced redoubt"
in 14 reviews
"million bricks"
in 6 reviews
"visitor center"
in 15 reviews
"the national park service"
in 9 reviews
"ft pickens"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
in 9 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 13 reviews
"walk around"
in 13 reviews
"naval museum"
in 18 reviews
"lots of history"
in 12 reviews
"pensacola bay"
in 15 reviews
"great history"
in 10 reviews
"worth a stop"
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"naval air station"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Orange Beach and this was a quick trip for us. Beautiful views and truly a sight to see to those who love history

Thank manager m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been here since it was not open to visitors when I lived in P'Cola in the 70's. It has been restored very well and you can easily do a self-guided tour. Plan on 1-2 hours. Non-military people can only enter through a...More

Thank LarryT926
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Barrancas sits on top of Fort San Carlos, awesome place to explore, total access including tunnels and a great view of the Pensacola Bay and entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, lots of cool places to explore inside and great for the whole family

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this place it was a part of history that I didn’t know much about. If you have to choose with this or Fort Pickens I would choose for Pickens, a little bit better fort to see.

Thank wingnut457
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We stumbled upon this while driving towards the Naval museum. We parked at the Advanced Redoubt and walked the trail to the fort. Overall extremely knowledgeable park ranger who was at the main office. It's a self guided, walk where you want tour. The Spanish...More

Thank christopheremerick
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

This fort was built by rental slaves, tradesmen and laborers with skills comparable or better than military facilities built by civilians. The workmanship in brick is awesome and the fort is a marvel inside. We walked all the halls in the upper and lower levels....More

Thank Donna V
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful well maintained Fort with once of the last examples of Spanish water battery. Once a part of a triad of forts to guard the gulf. Volunteer was extremely knowledgeable. There is a junior ranger program and an admittance fee. The fee is waived if...More

Thank Nonie Burchfiel... B
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

I love all forts! The history is simply amazing. I love doing family photo sessions and even weddings at the forts lighting is perfect and bricks!!!!! Add color pop.

Thank TheHungryLocal
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We paid for just a day pass to the state park (should gotten for year but oh well). Great place. Not too big. We left in less than hour. Don't think I would go again but worth it at least once.

Thank Jana R
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

I had a great time visiting this fort again it was a nice day to walk through it there was some writing on the walls

Thank Dalton b
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Diana H
May 20, 2018|
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Response from briansS9750NV | Reviewed this property |
Parts of it are, but to see the whole fort you have to go up and down many stairs.
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Saaysaay
March 5, 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
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