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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 good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
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"civil war"
in 33 reviews
"water battery"
in 20 reviews
"advanced redoubt"
in 13 reviews
"million bricks"
in 6 reviews
"visitor center"
in 15 reviews
"the national park service"
in 9 reviews
"ft pickens"
in 8 reviews
"piece of history"
in 9 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 13 reviews
"walk around"
in 13 reviews
"naval museum"
in 17 reviews
"lots of history"
in 12 reviews
"in great shape"
in 5 reviews
"pensacola bay"
in 14 reviews
"the gulf islands national seashore"
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"great history"
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled upon this while driving towards the Naval museum. We parked at the Advanced Redoubt and walked the trail to the fort. Overall extremely knowledgeable park ranger who was at the main office. It's a self guided, walk where you want tour. The Spanish...More

Thank christopheremerick
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This fort was built by rental slaves, tradesmen and laborers with skills comparable or better than military facilities built by civilians. The workmanship in brick is awesome and the fort is a marvel inside. We walked all the halls in the upper and lower levels....More

Thank Donna V
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful well maintained Fort with once of the last examples of Spanish water battery. Once a part of a triad of forts to guard the gulf. Volunteer was extremely knowledgeable. There is a junior ranger program and an admittance fee. The fee is waived if...More

Thank Nonie Burchfiel... B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love all forts! The history is simply amazing. I love doing family photo sessions and even weddings at the forts lighting is perfect and bricks!!!!! Add color pop.

Thank TheHungryLocal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid for just a day pass to the state park (should gotten for year but oh well). Great place. Not too big. We left in less than hour. Don't think I would go again but worth it at least once.

Thank Jana R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great time visiting this fort again it was a nice day to walk through it there was some writing on the walls

Thank Dalton b
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk through the area were the gunners would shoot from but other than that there is not much to see and no guides to explain anything. I have been in other forts in other states that are way more interesting. Save your money.

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

The main fort, the one you first walk into but the centre area of the fort is what needs to be kept and tidied up quite a bit. There's always wasps flying around and the stairs are really sketchy, the area is overgrown, etc but...More

Thank Jacob J
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful piece of history. Great to walk around on a good day. Loved reading up on the area. A must see

Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Great place to take the family........ lots of history to learn from this place. Lots of walking, inclines and stairs. We had an 8 and 10 year old with us and even though they don't really understand what it is all about they were really...More

Thank Sue K
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Saaysaay
March 6, 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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Yes, there is but it's an "iron ranger". Its the honor system to put in your money.
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