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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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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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

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Port Alberni, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
82 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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

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Walden, Tenn
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205 reviews 205 reviews
75 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Rock Hall, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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:-)

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Covington, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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