We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fort Barrancas

Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 40 Attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S. Naval yard that was built in 1821.

Hotels near Fort Barrancas

Write a Review

152 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Conyers, GA
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I was at the Naval Air Station visiting a museum when I passed a sign that said Gulf National Shores-Ft. Barrancas. I was the only one there because it was raining. It looks like every other fort basically, but it might be a good idea to bring a flashlight because it is not well lit. Not many historical displays on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
487 reviews 487 reviews
303 attraction reviews
575 helpful votes 575 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The fort is located inside the Naval Air Station at Pensacola so one must bring some ID to get into the facillity (And endure the less than polite guys on the gate who seem to think they are SEAL team 6 - IQ of 6 more like !). The fort is a free attraction with it's own car park and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wow, what an awesome fort. While you are there be sure to check out the naval air museum and light house which are literally just down the road, less than 5 minutes, maybe just 3. The fort is built just about on top of an old Spanish fort so you get to see two forts instead of just one. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Flagstaff, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

get there early, they close at 4:30, lots of walking, great history to see of our country, amazing brickwork done by slaves in our country in the civil war era

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Alberni, Canada
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
96 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Try to take the free tour. The guide explained some of the vegitation, like live oaks to us. Then explained lots of intresting details of the Fort that we would not have known had we not taken the tour, for example: The whole fort was built by only 50 people, and that is amazing when you look at the details... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walden, Tenn
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
79 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

In some ways a better fort experience than the larger Fort Pickens. It's on the Naval Air Station and don't miss the twin fort, Barrancas Redoubt.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lafayette, Louisiana
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The grounds are kept up very nicely. We stopped by the welcome center and the nice gentleman answered our questions and gave us a quick history lesson on the fort. We were able to tour the grounds and the fort. We found it interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rock Hall, Maryland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

You can walk around this fort with ease. It's very interesting. All of the arches are cool to see. They are a little more preserved than Fort Pickens. There is no fee for this one.

Was this review helpful? Yes
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Well kept, BEAUTIFUL fort! The area has SO MUCH more to offer with Pensacola Beach right outside the gates:-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very neat fort to see with lots of history. Kids will enjoy running around and all the outside walking, etc. Lots of fun for family.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fort Barrancas also viewed

Pensacola, Florida Panhandle
Pensacola, Florida Panhandle

Been to Fort Barrancas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing