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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%
  • Terrible0%
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
+1 850-455-5167
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This fort was used more than 200 years ago and again during the American Civil War and again afterwards to house the migration and re-settlement of native Americans. Choose either a guide, or self-paced tour and feel as those you too, are among those who...More

Thank job1cnobe
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Small fort but very nice. Great for kids and history buffs. A learning opportunity for all. Very nice and informed workers at visitor center.

Thank elliesmamaw
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Someone works really hard to keep this piece of history in the shape it's in. It's a part of history everyone should visit when you're here at home or just visiting us. There's more here than meets the eye initially, and when you walk the...More

Thank tkanjas
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Incredible day visiting the fort. Amazing to see the size and labyrinth of tunnels. In great shape too! Fun family trip.

Thank KLDallas
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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