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Fort Barrancas

Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
850-455-5167
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Ranked #11 of 51 attractions in Pensacola
Type: Historic Sites
Description: 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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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Fort Barancas is the Pensacola Naval Air Station...you can look across the inlet from the cannons stationed to protect Pensacola from attack and see Fort Pickins...enemy was challenged on both sides trying to enter Pensacola. The Fort has a well documented film both at Fort Pickens over on Pensacola Beach and Fort Bararancas on the base and the Navy's MUSTIN... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you find yourself near Pensacola (FL) make sure you plan a day for Fort Barrancas. The fort is actually part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, however, it is located on the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Admission to the fort is free, although citizens need to show proper photo ID at the entrance gate. Fort Barrancas has a fascinating... More

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Pleasant Hill, Ia, Usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We traveled here to check out the Fort and history of it, plus fish and picnic. It wasn't super busy, so that was nice. We found a nice beach spot, all to ourselves, and hung out to watch the sunset. Made for a fun day!

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Charlotte
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Shows the great history of the region over time and is a very interesting half day trip, many tunnels and areas to explore.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We visited Fort Barrancas while we toured the naval base. It closes early so go there first. It was a lot of walking up hill to see it as it is behind the visitors center. It is well maintained and has stairs and under ground tunnels to explore. There is no fee to see it and the visitor center sells... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

One of the better preserved civil war forts in Florida. Kids loved running around seeing the cannons and reading the history as we walked thru.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Note that this facility is open to visitors only on Saturday. It was okay when compared to other forts on the east coast but is not "excellent", I would rate it more like "average". We have visited many similar structures while on vacation and this one is a nice visit if you happen to be in the area. Educational for... More

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We have visited many of the forts and battlefields in the eastern U.S., and this one did not dissapoint!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Fort Barancas has been well cared for and preserved. The fort is part of a defensive network built in the 1800s to protect Pensacola Bay, a natural deep water port. The park ranger gives a tour of the fort - well worth it! Tourists were able to climb the stairs, wander through the undergraound tunnels, and stand on the parade... More

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Moody, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My two sons and I visited and really enjoyed the actual fort. A traditional triangle shaped fort in wonderful condition. It is a short self guided tour.

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