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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 103 things to do 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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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very good trip and ride for the beach, in the time I was there the US Navy Blue Angels acrobatics team was practicing for airshow, my family and I enjoy the history an the spectacular flying for those F-18 Hornet. And some warbirds. The Fort Barrancas is near from the Museum of Naval Aviation. The area includes the historic Guns... More 

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Monroe, GA
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198 reviews 198 reviews
25 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love to visit old forts and see how cannoneers protected themselves. This one is solid built and protective. I was amazed by the brick work and far under earth it was. Tunnels need to investigated with the aid of a flashlight to really see the details!

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Platte City, Missouri, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The Advanced Redoubt is just down the road from Fort Barrancas and there ARE tours of the redoubt on Saturdays at 11AM. When visiting Fort Barrancas be sure to watch the short video first as it will enhance your visit by providing some basic information about the fort and it's role in history. The fort is in excellent shape, thanks... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Although we have previously visited (and reviewed) Fort Barrancas, we neglected to stop at the Advanced Redoubt a short distance down the road. The Redoubt is unique for the time period because it was designed solely for resisting a land-based assault. You cannot go inside the Advanced Redoubt; however, I still recommend stopping if you are visiting the fort. There... More 

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Philadephia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
59 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Thanks to the incredibly informed park ranger working on 2/9 my Dad and I had an amazing visit. We were armed with information about what we were to see and an education before we walked into the Fort itself, I thank him for that. The Fort is a beautiful coastal fortification that was part of the coastal defense system until... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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368 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visited Fort Barrancas with friends. The National Park Service had an excellent movie which is free to watch in the Visitor Welcome Building. The fort is in fairly good repair and things are described in the flyer you receive in the welcome building. Warning there are many stairs and step grades to walk to see the whole fort. Worth the... More 

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Marmora, Canada
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I visited Fort Barrancas on Feb. 7th after visiting the Pensacola Naval Air Museum. Both are on the same grounds. The fort saw action during the civil war and is in good condition today. There are over 6 million bricks that were used in the Fort's construction. I have never been in a fort like this one...... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Found this by accident while on the way to the Navy Aviation Museum. Boy glad we stopped.This is one of those small National Park Service (NPS) sites that doesn't get the recognition that it deserves. We had a great time with the NPS staff at the small visitor center, then went to see both forts on this part of the... More 

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Destin, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Come on a pretty day (most days here are gorgeous) and walk around this fort and be transported to another time and place. We watched the Blue Angels from the Fort this time instead of at the Naval Museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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