It's really a shame that this fort is not open seven days a week like it used to be. As others have pointed out, Fort Pickens is open all week; however, there is a fee to get to Fort Pickens and there is not one for Fort Barrancas. There are some wonderful ghost stories about Fort Barrancas, as it is supposedly haunted, and if you go in the afternoon, you can get some beautiful photos of the light coming in through the narrow windows inside the fort. If you can get a guided tour from the park rangers, you will find the fort even more interesting; the rangers really know their stuff and make the fort just come alive. Fort Barrancas is sadly undervalued and is really a very worthwhile visit, as it is in amazingly good condition and has a lot of fascinating history. There's a reason why it's haunted...a soldier unfairly put to death...find out why!
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