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It is always fun for me to visit parts of American history in the form of forts. We went as a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maureen P
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Overland Park, Kansas
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Always go to fort Pickens when in the area. The park isn’t as busy as Pensacola Beach. However, if... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
seeled
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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Visitors can take a self-guided tour of this authentic fort active during the Civil War and later used as a jail to hold the infamous American Indian chief Geronimo.
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1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-5116
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is always fun for me to visit parts of American history in the form of forts. We went as a foursome - adult only. Not sure this would hold the interest of young children for a long period of time, but there are rangers...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always go to fort Pickens when in the area. The park isn’t as busy as Pensacola Beach. However, if it is busy, it is hard to find parking!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank seeled
Reviewed 4 days ago

Being from the midwest, seeing something like an old bay fort really is amazing to see in person! I got so many amazing photos here and a visit first to the discovery museum is great to attend before looking around the Fort so you know...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove over from Ft. Walton and it was well worth the hour drive. We had two teenager boys with us and we all surprisingly had a great time. There are countless things to look at with a numbered map. I would say younger kids...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 751mindyd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the fort is interesting if for no other reason than seeing what the weather does to brick structures. Throughout the fort there are numbers posted and it was never clear what the point of the numbers were. While there are some signposts that have...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Vortex0007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pack a picnic and enjoy the view!! The is a beautiful gem of a park, packed full of history and nature too! Don’t forget your camera!!! You won’t want to miss out on all the beauty this old Fort has to offer!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lifewithlisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We camp for a week with our camper one of the most nice crystal clear beach I’ve been in, you are away from condo tourist crowd.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kfsvc78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought Fort Pickens was definitely one of the better forts in the area if you are an old fort buff. Lots of interesting areas to explore with lots of informational signs. Not only is there the fort, there are also several different batteries within...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the weather could have been better, it may have cut down on the crowds. The Fort has 2 major areas. A discovery center and the historic fort. There is a tram that runs between areas in case of crowded conditions. We saw many birds...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every vacation we take includes a tour of an historic landmark. This one did not disappoint! So much to see and being self-guided, you can take all the time you want to explore.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Holly W
June 8, 2019|
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Response from bayouself | Reviewed this property |
You can check the Blue Angels practice schedule and from the point east of the fort is a fantastic location to see the Blues. You will never get closer to them when they are in the air at any air show. One of the best shows... More
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March 17, 2019|
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Yes...For boys and men but not for girls and women.
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December 3, 2018|
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Response from Lorna T | Reviewed this property |
You need to pay for a pass into the park to see the fort and then pay for camping on top. The beaches are beautiful and less populated than the at Pensacola Beach. They do honor the America the beautiful natuonal park pass... More
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