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Fort Barrancas

Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
850-455-5167
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Ranked #15 of 40 Attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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AL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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200 reviews 200 reviews
136 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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271 reviews 271 reviews
71 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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Wilmington, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great piece of history this is great for the history person in your family. Great for a family trip and. loves allthe cool places and things to look at

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Hilliard, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My family was staying in Panama City Beach FL and drove 2 1/2 hours to see the Pensacola lighthouse . We had no clue this was here ...until we drove by it and decided to stop after our lighthouse visit. Soooo glad we did. We have 4 kids (ages 1- 2- 4 & 10). This is not a stroller friendly... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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29 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I recommend that you grab one of the fliers from the park service it helps explain some of the things along the way. It is neat to see old building. Much of this is underground and insulated from hot/cold. You can also walk or drive a half mile to another fort that is neat to walk around. Both are free... More 

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Conyers, GA
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22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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596 helpful votes 596 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 

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Dallas
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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 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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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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