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Fort Barrancas

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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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Where History was made.

If you are visiting the Pensacola Naval Air Station an the other sites. The Fort is free to walk around an see history was made. Also you can see the Pensacola bay an the remains... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Brenham
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting the Pensacola Naval Air Station an the other sites. The Fort is free to walk around an see history was made. Also you can see the Pensacola bay an the remains of another fort across the Bay that was never rebuilt. Very interesting an worth the self guided walking tour.

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Loose Creek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was neat to see a part of history and the views from the top of it were really pretty. Not much detail at the Fort you just pretty well in a circle and looked out the gun holes.

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great to take the family and learn a little history. You can walk all around the grounds very clean area. Lots of history there.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

What a historical landmark. The fort is easy to access with paved walk ways. You can walk through the entire fort and see the history. There is plenty of information to learn and the Park Rangers here are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

One of my favorite places, Fort is nicely maintained. If you can see about going in the fall they tend to offer candlelight tours.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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

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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