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Fort Pickens

1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-5116
+1 850-934-2600
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Wonderful stop!

It was a surprisingly quaint little stop. The guide was very informative and answered all of our... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2016
Kat F
Need to make a day trip

Went to check it out really quick. It was good but requires more time to enjoy. Seems very... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2016
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided tour” (205 reviews)
“civil war” (106 reviews)
“great history” (52 reviews)
1400 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561-5116
+1 850-934-2600
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

It was a surprisingly quaint little stop. The guide was very informative and answered all of our questions. The one complaint I had was there wasn't any refreshments, not even a water fountain. For being extremely far from any store and being baked in the...More

Thank Kat F
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Went to check it out really quick. It was good but requires more time to enjoy. Seems very interesting. Has on site bathrooms as well as I believe a gift shop for water or snacks if open. Open till 10 pm and the fort itself...More

Thank ColbyButler
Reviewed August 27, 2016

On our latest visit to Pensacola Beach, my husband and I took a break from the surf to do a little sight-seeing and get a history lesson. What great days we had at Fort Pickens! We purchased a seven-day pass and were able to utilize...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed August 27, 2016

A wonderful way to spend the afternoon. My wife and I happened upon this spot while on our vacation this year. A surprise to say the least and I'm no civil war buff, so I have no preconceived notions of what should or should not...More

Thank Richard l
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice place as long as the weather holds out. Not a lot of dive visibility but lots of creatures, fish and sea life in general. There is a fee to come in to park. Nice grounds, museum and structure for history buffs.

Thank Jstinger
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I've been here twice and each time I am amazed and the raw beauty of it all. So unspoiled that you can quite fathom it. Shelling is pretty good and well as fishing. It's a little pricey but don't let that stop you. The view...More

Thank Bamawoman1
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

If you like historical places, then this a place you should visit. We came on August 25, 2016 and it was great. We had beautiful weather and we had a special treat. We got to see the Blue Angel's practicing.

Thank Wb123194
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

By far the best family trip I've ever taken!! Fishing is great!! The campground is VERY clean!! Great family beach spot!!

Thank Ashley K
Reviewed August 25, 2016

We really enjoyed our tour of Fort Pickens. The tour guide was knowledgeable and happy to answer questions and gave us all quite a history lesson. Even my teenaged sons enjoyed it. Lots of uneven paths, so folks be advised. We didn't have problems, but...More

Thank CountryMomx2
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We have been rving in loop A since 2010 and always have a great experience. With miles of beach, we love the isolation we can find. Beautiful white sand and clear waters. Though the new bath house is nicer than the old, in the summer...More

Thank layztrav
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Codi C
September 12, 2017|
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Response from Tarebear6464 | Reviewed this property |
$15 per car load. Read receipt.. You can use for up to 7 days for a couple of other state parks.
Codi C
September 12, 2017|
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Response from JHagy | Reviewed this property |
There is a fee to get through a gate. I believe it was either $10 or $15 per car.
Ashley S
August 13, 2017|
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Response from 691vickin | Reviewed this property |
We were there in late October. It was cool, but we were still able to comfortably walk the beach. We didn't swim, but still enjoyed our time there.