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Fort Barrancas

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Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
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+1 850-455-5167
09:30 - 15:45
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Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S....

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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Visit when at the Air Station.

Great free attraction to see while at the Naval Air Station. Nice view on top of the fort. No dogs allowed.

Reviewed 29 March 2017
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great free attraction to see while at the Naval Air Station. Nice view on top of the fort. No dogs allowed.

Thank Blueberrykin
Bunker Hill, United States
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

An okay place to visit if you have access to the Pensecola Naval Air station as it is located on the base. We spent about 2 hours there. Some history to the place and it does give a nice perspective on early defense efforts in the area. A lot of walking!

Thank Dean S
Scottsville, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Be ready to walk up and down stairs, but the architecture is amazing, it is unbelieveable, considering the time that it was built. A must see!

1 Thank fmcguffey
Navarre, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Ranger Eddy Kahle gave us and several other guests a wonderful tour of the Fort, best tour of a Fort ever. Filled with information and a bit of humor from time to time.

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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful place! It's very pretty. But if you go, you do a lot of walking. One of the best places around.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reading, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

An old time fort built from 1839 to 1844.It has curved retaining walls with arched ceilings and support about twelve feet of sand overhead. Built with about six million bricks. Will last for centuries.

Thank aliceheimbach
Henrico, United States
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is one of several forts that were built to protect the eastern seashore from foreign attack. The only time the the fort was actually used was during the Civil War. The fort suffered very little damage during the war. FYI: The Naval Aviation Museum and the Pensacola Lighthouse are in the same area to complete a nice day trip.

Thank Roland D
Galesburg, Illinois
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398 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The visitors center is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. We walked up to the fort's wall and walked around the area. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Went to visit Fort Barrancas after visiting the Naval Museum, also located on the Naval base. We didn't know what to expect however my husband and I really enjoyed our selves. This is a family friendly site. Went on a Saturday before noon. Not too many people out. It's a self guided tour that took about 45min. There's a lot... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We had an amazing day exploring as a family. The grounds were well kept and everything was very educational.

Thank Jana P

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