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Fort Barrancas

Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
850-455-5167
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Ranked #12 of 52 Attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Covington, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed touring this fort, a must see for history buffs. The only real bummer is that the spanish fort area was closed due to a bad wasp problem, really was hoping to see that area so it was a bit of a bummer.

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Flower Mound, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Fort Barrancas is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore but sits aboard NAS Pensacola. There is also a redoubt that sits just Northeast of Barrancas that is worth a visit as well. It was first built on and near the present site by the Spanish. Eventually it came into the hands of the U.S Government and the present structure... More

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AL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The museum is small, but that is not the attraction. The Fort dates back to ? The British built in 1763. The Spanish in 1797. Then the Americans. Take your time, explore and enjoy the views.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

On a scorching hot day we felt afterwards this was miss-able after visiting the nearby museum... there wasn't much to see here. The fort is in great condition but lacks features inside and out. History buffs may love it though :-/

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Waxhaw
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

One of our stops last week on a Wednesday was the historic Fort Barrancas on the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola. Our rather brainy grandson, age 10 and his little sister, almost 8 along with our daughter and Grandma and Grandpa went on the 2:00 PM tour conducted by Park Ranger, Rick (yes, Ranger Rick) who was the most... More

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This makes one big circle. The brick work is wonderful. Self guided tour that you can do on your own pace. Make sure you start at the entrance building which is across the way from the fort.

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Pace, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In my opinion, this fort is superior to fort pickens which sits across the bay facing this fort. NAS has done a great job on keeping the history. I will say that some people let their kids loose in the fort which I can tell is somewhat irritating to the older crowd, but I personally love seeing kids get immersed... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

First, I love history, especially military history. This fort was a great stop, plus it is absolutely free to visit. The fort is actually on the Pensacola Naval Base, but is open to the public. Just show your ID at the gate and tell them you are there to visit Fort Barrancas. The fort is in mint condition and has... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The kids love running around the fort. My dad took my brother and I here to play over three decades ago and I enjoy taking my own son with his friends to burn off some energy.

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Deltona, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The grounds (landscaping) of this Fort is kept in good shape. It seemed to me like some of the inside tunnels may have been pressure washed or even replaced, as most of the brick appeared newer. There were several areas in the tunnels that had either wasp or hornets nest - with live bugs. We hiked on one of the... More

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