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Fort Barrancas

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Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
Phone Number: 850-455-5167
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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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Civil War History

Barrancas is part of the Gulf Islands National Sea Shore, & overlooks the entrance to Pensacola Bay. Beautifully restored, lots of history, & its FREE.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pensacola, Florida
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to this fort after being at Fort Pickens. It was quite a ride to get here. It is interesting, well maintained, clean restroom, but just a walking self tour and a movie in the gift shop didn't help us much. I'd rather have gone to the Naval Museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

11 min video sets the stage. Some nice displays and a jaunt through the fort. Helpful tour guides along the way provide detail and insight.

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Thank jmcottingham
Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barrancas is part of the Gulf Islands National Sea Shore, & overlooks the entrance to Pensacola Bay. Beautifully restored, lots of history, & its FREE.

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Thank 73Dolfan
Galion, Ohio
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Started at the visitors center with a 12 minute film that covered the history of the fort. Spent an hour walking through the fort following the self guided tour brochure. Disappointed that the dark tunnel to the water battery was closed for renovation. Overall glad we stopped.

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Thank jatoes
Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of the water, neat historical information and peaceful surrounding! Would recommend for the active family or group. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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Thank Gina L
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing fort. The way it was built was a wonder to see and it is in amazing shape. The two people at the Visitor Center were incredibly charming, too.

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Thank Al V
North Charleston, South Carolina
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Available Information brochures for self guided tour were a great help for explaining the grounds and fort. There was only one very friendly young girl manning the visitor center. She said many experienced National Park workers here had retired, consequently much knowledge of this fort was lost. The "Water Battery" Spanish built fort below was closed for restoration, which was... More 

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Leitchfield, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my parents and siblings when I was in high school, and absolutely loved it! Now it's six years later and I plan to bring my husband. Definitely a must see!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is awesome! Its near the Pensacola light house and near the Aviation Museum! Great place to visit if Love History

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Hinckley, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had a nice time here it was a self guided easy walk. there were some areas that had a few stairs but for the most part was easy to navigate.

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