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Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
Phone Number: 850-455-5167
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Description: Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S...
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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First point of note is that Fort Barrancas is located inside the Naval Air Station of Pensacola, an active military base. Just be prepared to show identification and disclose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

First point of note is that Fort Barrancas is located inside the Naval Air Station of Pensacola, an active military base. Just be prepared to show identification and disclose your itinerary while on the base. I've never experienced any problems at the check point, we last visited on July 4th weekend and our wait time was only a few minutes... More 

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Bowling Green, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This fort is amazing to view, and fun for all ages! We really enjoyed visiting this monumental site.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the self-guided walking tour and the views. It is up a little bit of an incline, I recommend wearing tennis shoes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the Naval Museum and followed with a walk through the Fort. The children really enjoyed it. Was a great walk through history. Would go back.

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Kaplan, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

But even with the heat it's worth the visit. Bring they kids they will enjoy exploring. Watch the video on the visitors center. Nice afternoon distraction

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Vero Beach, Florida
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was near the lighthouse and museum so we stopped. It was interesting but it since it was July it was hot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Very interesting to see! It is a great way to include history in your trip. We were given a pamphlet at the visitor center that explained the setup of the fort as well as the history of it. Overall good experience and it was free to view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

What a neat fort. Great for adventurers and history buffs alike. Definitely make this a stop if your going to the Naval Base, it's right down the street from the Naval Museum. It's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was so interesting. I think we liked it even more than fort Pickens. It was amazing how much brickwork went into this thing. The way it is designed is really quite genius, too. Trying to attack this fort from land would have been a really bad idea. They thought of everything. The passageways give you shade while your doing... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I would go back again and again. The fort has a great view of the water and you can actually walk through the rooms and corridors of the fort.

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Additional Information about Fort Barrancas

Address: Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL
Phone Number: 850-455-5167
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 3:45 pm

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