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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 good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-455-5167
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the fort with my father who was visiting and is retired Navy. Great place to walk through and imagine what the experience was for those soldiers who guarded the bay back in the day. We enjoyed reading about the history of this awesome preserved...More

Thank darinsfitness1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history involved in this place is amazing! The views are breathtaking but when it is better to go when the weather is cooler since you will be walking a lot.

Thank 357yvettep
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often forgotten, thank goodness we decided to make the effort to go and see the fort. We save a number of forts in the region and like the others this fort was unique in the way it was built. We got there late and one...More

Thank Mork001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a lot to see here, but what there is is highly interesting. Be prepared to walk quite a bit, and climb up and down a lot of stairs if you want to see everything.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

I went 2 days in a row- my son is on base at school, training and the ranger thanked me for his service! Very informative about the fort, both times was very quiet- not a lot of visitors at the moments. I went at the...More

Thank Crystal O
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

It is just down from the aviation museum. National park service run and well preserved. It is on an active navel base so understand you must go through security. Is worth it.

Thank JonandLaura1
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It is a beautiful park. unfortunately we visited on a Tuesday and the office was closed. We did get to view from the hil, enjoy the Blue Angles practice for their air show. The hill gives a view to die for of Ft Pickens and...More

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We went here on a Wed afternoon, getting on base was easy with proper id..Following the signs and you will go past the lighthouse and aviation museum to the fort which is a National Park Landmark and requires an entrance fee. It is a short...More

Thank JV12013
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Fort Barrancas is a Civil War era fort in excellent condition on NAS Pensacola. It is just around the corner from the air museum. It is well preserved and worth the time to see. It is a national park and admission is $7.

Thank Siteseer1
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Even if the fort is closed, you can still walk around the outside of it and get some amazing views. The fort is a big piece of history for Pensacola and the military. It has been used many times over the years, and now is...More

Thank Ramblingman163
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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
Chip H
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