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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 30 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 30 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 28 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 27 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 25 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
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed learning about the fort, its purpose, and imagining how it all would've worked. Once you've done that there's trails and that's what I always went back for.

Thank Cary V
Reviewed 25 July 2016

What a lot of history this old fort has! Beautiful, peaceful grounds to tour at your leisure. Plaques to tell the history and explain what and why things exist. Park ranger tours available but were done for the day when we arrived but was able...More

Thank Happy_GadaboutPa
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A worthwhile stop on the way to the Naval museum. We stopped at the visitor center before walking up to the fort. Watched a short video about the fort. Received a short briefing and map of the fort and were on our way. The video,...More

Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a workout, but worth it. Lots of stairs and steep inclines, but you will be in awe of the American heroes that were brave enough to serve here. One caveat...be careful, as there are some bees that set up camp in some of...More

Thank RebeccaCo
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

A remarkable place to visit. Our whole family enjoyed the visit. It's a self guided tour. Lots of history there. From the Spanish to the Civil War. A Confederate Fort and you can easily see Fort Pickens across the bay which was the Union Fort.

Thank Ayla M
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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