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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-455-5167
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on Veteran's Day. Pleasant day. Great for a Military History Lover. Took pictures beside the cannons used to defend Florida. Walked through the cells used to hold prisoners. Large area to cover. Some of the areas not good for well chair visitor. Great...More

Thank MarionLovesBeaches
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was great to just walk around and be a small part of history. The atmosphere and the grounds were well kept and good way spend afternoon.

Thank Bamboo708
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a funeral- the military personnel were friendly- and the grounds beautiful. A very positive experience.

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due to it being buried in sand for many years, this is one of the better preserved forts. It's smaller than fort Pickens, but the history is fascinating. You'll want to take a guided tour, so call ahead to learn the times. The folks there...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting stop if you are already visiting NAS Pensacola museum and/or lighthouse. Unless you are a huge, huge fan of forts I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for a visit. But with the museum and lighthouse literal minutes away it...More

Thank OhKaleNo
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 7 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 23 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
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5 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
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18 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.
24 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