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Fort Barrancas

Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
Phone Number: 850-455-5167
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Ranked #14 of 41 Attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S. Naval yard that was...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Owner 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The fort is in great condition and walking thru the tunnels/hallways is kind of neat although a little repetitive. At least it gets you out of the sun for a bit. It would be nice if there were some notes or interactive bits throughout. Overall a nice easy visit for the most part.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Requires a visit to the Naval Air Station. Walled fort with a very old cemetery from the Civil War. Coastal cannons. Beautiful views.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you're looking for a nice walk about, this fort is the place to go. Not as large and expansive as Fort Pickens, but it's also completely free to visit, unlike some of the other forts in the area. This fort is in great shape and well maintained. Be sure to bring a jacket or sweatshirt as the majority is... More 

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Algonquin
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18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

You get two fort with this one and a fantastic view of the Gulf of Mexico and the reason why the fort was located were it was to prevent capture from the other countries.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's a great place to visit, walk at your leisure, check out the beautiful scenery and read about the fort. It's surrounded by beautiful white sandy beach.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

After visiting the Air Museum come and walk through the fort. It is a great place to learn a little history about Pensacols.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Fort Barrancas sits in NAS in Pensacola. It was neat to learn about the 6 million bricks used to make it and the Spanish white battery in front of it. It is free, but not much to see. It is fun to learn the history of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a great short stop to introduce visitors to our area. Most people are surprised that we date back to the Spanish founding this area in the 1600's. There is a small museum and National Park Service Employees to explain the area.

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Mobile, Alabama
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

On the day I visited there were no other visitors around so it was a GREAT photo opportunity. Much history to learn than just a photo op though

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

It's a nice fort, a little smaller than most forts I have toured. The visitors center offers a flier of the fort with interesting facts. You have to walk up a pretty steep incline to get to the top of the fort but it's a nice view. When the jets are flying around the base this is a great spot... More 

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